Coroner identifies victim of crash involving semi in Daviess County

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – One person has died after a crash involving a semi in Daviess County.

Deputies were called to the scene of a crash on Highway 81 Friday around 5:15 p.m. A section of the highway between Keller road and KY-554 was shut down for several hours.

Deputies said a semi was traveling south on 81 when a Jeep drove into its path. They believe the driver of the semi tried to avoid it but hit the Jeep and flipped over.

A large amount of fertilizer and diesel fuel spilled. A parked truck was also damaged.

The female driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene. The Daviess County Coroner has identified her as Alora Pugel, 29, of Boonville, Indiana.

Sheriff’s deputies said all drivers appeared to be wearing their seatbelts, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The road opened back up just before 10:30 p.m.

(This story was originally published on April 23, 2021)

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