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Amber Alert

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jury rules for trucking company in fatal I-75 crash

A federal jury this afternoon ruled against an Alabama woman whose husband was killed in a fiery Interstate 75 crash in Campbell County. Kim Shelton, was trying to convince the U.S. District Court jurors that Kentucky businessman Gary Day, whose nephew died in the same explosive collision, should be held responsible for the fatal August 2005 accident.

Shelton's husband, Wade J. Shelton, 38, of Albertville, Ala., died when his 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer loaded with plastics was struck by an out-of-control 2004 International rig loaded with grain driven by Day's nephew, Edgar Holmes Jr., 52, of Columbia, Ky.

The two rigs, headed in opposite directions, collided at respective speeds of more than 50 mph. Holmes' truck, owned by Day and his trucking company, slammed into Shelton's truck just behind the cab where fuel tanks are located, causing a massive explosion. Both men died.Source