Elderly driver killed after colliding with semi-truck in Hart Co.

An elderly Hodgenville man has been killed after colliding with a semi-truck in Hart County.

Kentucky State Police said troopers responded to the accident in the 12000 block of North Jackson Highway (Hwy 31-E) in Hart County Monday morning at approximately 10:00.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, being driven by 90-year-old John E. Cox of Hodgenville, was traveling south on North Jackson Highway when Cox struck a 2016 International semi that was being backed into a business parking lot, according to police.

It’s unclear why Cox did not respond to the truck in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner’s Office.

The driver of the semi, Nicholas Shavers, was uninjured.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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