Dale Shoopman Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Laurel County
Where: The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Laurel County, Kentucky.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly lost control and struck a passenger vehicle.
- Dale Shoopman, driver of Toyota passenger vehicle.
- Valentin Meica, driver of tractor-trailer
- Dale Shoopman, 58, killed
On or about Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, around 4:50 in the morning, an accident between an 18-wheeler and a car claimed the life of a 58-year-old man from Williamsburg. Police said the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-75 near milepost 28 in Laurel County, Kentucky.
Investigators said 58-year-old Dale Shoopman was killed when his car was allegedly hit by an 18-wheeler that lost control in the northbound lanes. Paramedics pronounced Shoopman dead of his injuries a short time after they arrived at the scene.
Authorities identified the driver of the tractor-trailer as 54-year-old Valentin Meica, who was reportedly uninjured in the crash.
According to Google Maps, Interstate 75 is six lanes, with a concrete barrier dividing north and southbound traffic. Laurel County is situated about 158 miles southeast of Louisville.
Authorities are still investigating.
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