Deceased in fatal I-65 collision identified; further details released

FRANKLIN, Ky. – On Thursday, March 24, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Kentucky State Police responded to a multi-vehicle fatal collision on I-65 in Simpson County. Troopers responded to the scene of the collision located at the 1.2 mile marker of I-65 southbound.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Christopher Steger, 28, of Harrison, Ohio, was operating a 2019 Ford Ecosport southbound on I-65 near the 1.2 mile marker, according to a release by KSP.

For an unknown reason, Steger’s vehicle entered into the right emergency lane where it struck a 2019 Volvo commercial semi-truck and trailer that had been parked due to a tire failure. Steger’s vehicle re-entered the southbound lanes of I-65 where it was struck by two other commercial semi-truck and trailers, a 2016 Volvo operated by Eliseo Sanchez of Mexico and a 2014 Kenworth being operated by Derek Boswell of Memphis, Tn.

Christopher Steger was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Simpson County Coroner. There were no other injuries reported in this collision.

The investigation is ongoing.