29-year-old man killed in fatal collision in Marion County

Posted at 2:45 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 15:21:48-05

LEBANON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A 29-year-old man was killed after his vehicle was struck by a semi-truck early Wednesday morning.

Richard Spalding of Loretto was operating a 2011 F-250 traveling south on Veterans Memorial Highway. For an unknown reason, Spalding crossed into the path of a 2000 International semi being operated by 62 year-old Jeffrey Canada of Milltown, Ind.

Spalding's vehicle struck the semi head on; Spalding was pronounced dead at the scene.

Canada was flown to University of Louisville Hospital with critical injuries.

The collision occurred at 1:41 a.m. and led to the roadway being closed for several hours.