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Police release name of man killed in Rockcastle County crash

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Aug 13, 2020

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police have released the name of the man killed in a crash Thursday morning in Rockcastle County.

Police said a Kia Soul driven by 56-year-old David Thornton, of New Carlisle, Ohio, was hit by a tractor-trailer at about 5 a.m. before colliding with a Ford pickup truck.

Thornton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner's Office.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the crash, police said.

The section of the interstate where the crash occurred was closed until just after 12:30 p.m.

The crash is still under investigation.