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KSP: Man killed in I-75 crash in Rockcastle County, icy road conditions named as contributing factor

Posted at 6:46 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 18:46:38-05

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man has died after losing control of his vehicle in Rockcastle County.

Police say the crash happened on I-75 near the 56-mile marker Monday. Officers say 39-year-old Nathan T.J. Rubalcava of Ball Ground, Georgia, was operating a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta north on I-75 at the time.

Authorities say Rubalcava lost control of his vehicle and collided with a 2005 International Tractor Trailer, operated by 54-year-old Danny Joe Keller of Fremont, Iowa.

Rubalcava was pronounced dead on the scene by Rockcastle Co Coroner's Office. Hazardous icy roadway conditions are believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.