A Murfreesboro man was killed in a car accident in Gallatin County, Ky., after a horse trailer jackknifed on October 6 on southbound Interstate 71.
According to WXIX-TV, the crash occurred around 8:30 a.m., near mile marker 68. Police told the station that 51-year-old Jeffrey Givens, of Murfreesboro, was traveling southbound in the left-hand lane of the interstate when the accident occurred. The horse trailer reportedly dipped off the highway, causing the truck to shift in the roadway and jackknife. The truck then struck a guardrail and came to rest on its top.
Givens was trapped in the truck and died at the scene of the accident. A passenger in the truck, 53-year-old Tim Taylor of La Vergne, was also trapped in the truck and had to be extracted by emergency officials. He was transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Three horses were also killed in the accident. Both men were wearing their seatbelts. The highway was shut down for approximately four and a half hours while officials investigated the accident.
Defective Auto Parts
An investigation should determine the cause of this accident. In some accidents involving trailers, defective auto parts or products can lead to crashes. Complications with steering equipment, tires that crack or break, accelerator controls or brake systems can cause personal injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputation and broken bones. Unfortunately, defective auto parts can also result in wrongful death.
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