Butler, KY – Two Drivers Killed in Truck Crash on I-165 near MM 20


Mike Breen July 20, 2022

Sugar Grove, KY (July 20, 2022) - Two people were killed following a truck accident reported in Butler County on Tuesday afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., on July 19, the Kentucky State Police responded to a crash that occurred on Interstate 165 in the town of Sugar Grove.

Reports from troopers indicate that a 2007 International tractor-trailer was traveling north on Interstate 165 when it became involved in a crash with a 2002 GMC dump truck, which was stationary in a construction area near mile marker 20 on the northbound side.

The tractor-trailer came to rest on the right shoulder of the roadway and caught on fire. The vehicle quickly became engulfed in flames.

Officials in Butler County secure the area for an extended period. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

The driver of the international, a 38-year-old man from the Louisville area, and the driver of the dump truck, a 43-year-old man from Bowling Green, both suffered fatal injuries due to the crash. The two victims were pronounced deceased on site.

The crash remains under investigation at this time but the Kentucky State Police.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of both victims who have died as a result of this motor vehicle accident.


Although semi-trucks and commercial vehicles play an intricate role when it comes to the economy of our state, they can cause severe damage to anything they come in contact with during crashes. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the country and fatally injured following truck accidents every year.

Here in Kentucky, we see many people lose their lives as a result of these accidents. Fatal truck accidents can leave families devastated and unsure of what to do moving forward. Following a truck accident that claimed the life of your loved one, you can benefit by reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Butler will right away. A fearless legal team will be able to fight to help your family get justice after enduring the unexpected loss of your loved one.

The Butler truck accident lawyers at Mike Breen Attorney at Law, PSC are fully committed to protecting the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to truck accidents. Our lawyers can help you reach a full and timely settlement for your lawsuit, so you are able to cover your damages moving forward. Our lawyers will negotiate compensation and help you protect your legal rights after losing your loved one. He will help your family and a sense of closure and peace of mind when it comes to recovering after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.

To get started on your case, it is important that you reach out to our team by calling at your earliest convenience. We can schedule a free consultation at our Kentucky personal injury law firm to get started on your case right away. Our lawyers are standing by to help your family get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources to create this post. These sources include but are not limited to state and local police reports, news stories, and various other media sources. Our team has not independently verified all of the facts pertaining to this accident. If there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Mike Breen Attorney at Law, PSC right away so we can make the correction to the post. 

Disclaimer: This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is meant to be legal or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident site.