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KYTC employee dies in multi-vehicle crash

(Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinent) (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinent)
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -

A multi-vehicle crash has claimed the life of one Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) employee and injured another employee on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 9:43 a.m, according to the KYTC.

Titus Morris, 34, of Scottsville, died as a result of injuries he sustained during the crash. Jeffrey Harrison, 56, also of Scottsville, was taken by Allen County EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident happened Tuesday morning in the 1500 block of US 31-E New Glasgow Road just north of Scottsville in Allen County.

The Kentucky State Police’s preliminary investigation indicates that a bumper hitch trailer traveling south came loose and hit a pickup truck driving northbound.

The collision caused the pickup truck to spin out of control and strike two KYTC workers that were on the Bays Creek Bridge conducting maintenance.

Morris, a Highway Equipment Operator IV with the Allen County maintenance facility, was a 15-year employee of the cabinet. Harrison started working for the Cabinet in July 2006.

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic accident that took the life of one of our state highway workers and injured another,"  Gov. Matt Bevin said. "On behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, I ask for your prayers and support for the families, friends and colleagues who will need comfort during this difficult time.”

“No one can prepare you for the tragic news of an employee fatality,” Acting Secretary Mike Hancock said. “We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Titus Morris during this difficult time. We also wish Jeff Harrison a fast recovery.”

The last KYTC work-related fatality occurred in Magoffin County in Jan. 2011.  

The crash is under investigation by the KSP Post 3 office in Bowling Green.

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