Accident Reconstruction Man Killed in Pulaski County Crash

A head-on collision on Kentucky 461 in Pulaski County killed one man and injured another man Friday afternoon. Police are looking for anyone that can help them figure out exactly how it happened.

Investigators with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department are still trying to figure out what caused the driver of this car to swerve into oncoming traffic, ultimately leading to the fatal crash.

“You’ve got a tractor trailer headed southbound on Kentucky 461 toward East 80. There was a small passenger car headed northbound and for whatever reason that car crossed over into the path of the semi,” said Sgt. Jon Williams with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The two collided head on before the semi veered off the road and smashed into a nearby rock wall. The Pulaski County coroner pronounced 37 year-old Josef Phillippi of Somerset dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, David Foster of Indiana, was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional for observation.

Sgt. Williams says the accident remains under investigation but they haven’t been able to locate many witnesses to the deadly crash.

“If there was any witnesses that we haven’t spoke to that saw something or observed something we’d appreciate that they call us at the sheriff’s office,” he said.

Traffic on Kentucky 461 had to be rerouted for several hours. Investigators do not believe drugs played a role in the accident and no charges are expected.

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