WHAT: Fatal Crash
WHERE: Route 45/52 @ 3400 N (Iroquois County)
WHEN: Monday, May 20, 2019, 6:37 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit One: 2015, Dodge Ram pickup pulling a trailer Unit Two: 2013 Peterbilt truck tractor w/ tanker trailer
DRIVER: Unit One: Jesse M. Maya, 26, Dry Ridge, KY Unit Two: Robert M. Blessing, 57, Rainesville, AL
PASSENGERS: Unit One: Esther Maya, 48, Dry Ridge, KY Raul Maya, 51, Dry Ridge, KY (Deceased)
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated the Dodge was traveling eastbound on 3400 N at Route 45/52. The Semi was traveling northbound on Route 45/52. The Dodge failed to yield at the stop sign and entered Route 45/52 into the path of the Semi, causing the Semi to hit the Dodge. Occupants of both vehicles were transported to local hospitals with injuries. The passenger of the Dodge, Raul Maya, succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Riverside Hospital. The roadway was shut down for approximately 90 minutes due to this incident.
CHARGES: Jesse M. Maya was issued a citation for failure to yield at a stop intersection.