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Worker killed by semi at NKY business

Posted at 11:45 AM, Sep 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-29 22:46:14-04

ELSMERE, Ky. — One person is dead after he was hit by a semi-truck while working at the Diversey Prosumer Solutions warehouse in Elsmere, the Kenton County Police Department said in a release.

Elsmere police and fire personnel responded to the warehouse on 7900 Foundation Drive just before 3 p.m. for a person who was not breathing. When they arrived, police said first responders discovered a dock worker was hit in the lot by a semi-truck.

David Poe, 58, was working at a loading dock when he was hit, investigators said. According to police, the 44-year-old driver was backing the truck into a parked trailer when he struck Poe.

Poe was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kenton County Coroner.

The semi-driver was not injured and remained on scene until first responders arrived

Kenton County's Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Unit is leading the investigation into the crash. WCPO will update this story with more information when it is available.

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