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Sheriff: One killed, one injured in north I-75 crash in Walton

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Jul 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 13:28:37-04

WALTON, Ky. — One person is dead and another injured after an overnight crash on Interstate 75 in Walton shut down all northbound lanes for at least seven hours Friday morning.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, a tow truck traveling north on I-75 near Walton struck the back of a tractor-trailer around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

David Matthews Jr., a passenger of the tow truck, was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead. The driver of the tow truck was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway has since reopened, and the investigation was still ongoing into Friday afternoon.