Update posted at 10:22 a.m.:
A man crashed his car into the rear-end of a pickup truck, causing a chain reaction accident on Interstate 71 Thursday morning.
Billy Beach, 30, of Verona, was driving his Toyota Echo in the northbound lanes of I-71 at the 74 mile marker when he came upon stopped traffic in a construction zone just before 8:00. Beach did not see that traffic had slowed and ran into the rear of a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Jeremy Trumble, 34, of Verona.
Trumble's truck then hit a stopped Kia Rio driven by Milton Cook, 35, of Verona.
Beach was taken to University Hospital in Cincinnati by aircare iwht head injuries. Trumble was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence.
Neither Beach nor Cook were wearing a seatbelt say deputies. Cook was buckled up and was not injured.
Traffic had been stopped in the one lane construction zone because another vehicle had broken down and construction workers were assisting in getting it out of the way.
Northbound Interstate 71 was closed during the accident cleanup. It has since reopened.
Original story posted at 9:36 a.m.:
(Verona, Ky.) – Aircare has been called to a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 71 in southern Boone County.
The accident happened around 8:00 a.m. near the 72 mile marker. The interstate has been shut down.
It is unclear how many people were injured in the crash.
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