Danville man killed in 2-vehicle crash in Pulaski

Published 3:20 pm Thursday, November 17, 2022


The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on State Road 635 West in the Science Hill area of Pulaski County around 9:40 a.m. Monday morning.

The initial investigation indicates that a 2000 Peterbilt tractor-trailer operated by Fred Haste Jr., 66, of Bethelridge, was traveling west on S.R. 635 when he lost control of his vehicle and collided into a 2015 Kia operated by Benjamin L. Durham III, 61, of Danville.

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Haste sustained fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office. Durham was transported to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected factors in the crash.

The investigation is being conducted by Kentucky State Police Post 11 Trooper Shane Bowling. He was assisted at the scene by Post 11 Personnel, Somerset-Pulaski County EMS, Science Hill Fire Department and Pulaski County Coroner, Clyde Strunk.