Owingsville, KY. (March 7, 2021) -On March 5, 2021 Kentucky State Police, Post 8, Morehead was notified of an injury collision on Interstate 64 at the 123 mile marker in Bath County at approximately 1:14 PM. Post 8 was advised that a commercial vehicle had overturned onto the westbound shoulder.
Through the investigation, it was determined that Cartell McLendon, 29 years of age, of Soperton, Georgia was traveling east on I-64 operating a 2018 Kenworth commercial vehicle. Mr. McLendon traveled through the median and both westbound lanes and struck an earth embankment. After striking the embankment, the commercial vehicle overturned coming to rest on the westbound shoulder. Mr. McLendon received fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by Bath County Coroner Andrew Owens. Kentucky State Police was assisted by Bath County Sheriff’s Department, Owingsville Police Department, Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Bath County EMS, Bath County Fire and Rescue and Bath County Coroner’s Office.
This investigation remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Post 8, Morehead.