According to Kentucky State PAO Norman Chaffins, the collision happened six miles west of Hardinsburg at approximately 11:00 a.m.
Breckinridge County Central Dispatch received a call of a two-vehicle injury collision on US 60 where a 1977 Chevrolet Nova, driven by Justin J. Glisson (28) crossed the center line for unknown reasons, and struck a 2004 freightliner/tanker.
The tanker was carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline and was operated by Timothy M. Castlen (49) of Maceo, KY.
The Freightliner exited the right shoulder of the roadway and overturned.
The Nova came to final rest in the eastbound lanes of US 60.
As a result of the collision, Justin J. Glisson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Breckinridge County Coroner, Tim Bandy. Justin J. Glisson was wearing a seatbelt.
His passenger and also his sister, Tracy Glisson (27) of Cloverport, KY was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious life-threatening injuries. She was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries just after 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
Castlen sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was also airlifted to U of L Hospital. He was also wearing a seatbelt.
As a result of the freightliner overturning approximately 4,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from the tanker. Crews from Southern Environmental executed the clean up. A detour was setup and the roadway was reopened at 2:15 a.m. Sunday morning.
Tpr. Brad Riley was the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by the Hardinsburg Fire Department, Breckinridge County EMS, Air Evac, Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Dept., Fort Knox Fire Dept. (Haz Mat), and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.