Nicholasville Car Crash Death of Bennie Gerald Shelton – Obituary
58-year-old Lincoln County man, Bennie Gerald Shelton, has died in a fatal Nicholasville, Ky car crash that occurred on U.S 27 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. It happened when a Ford Edge attempted to turn off U.S. 27 onto Keene Center Drive and was struck by the 18-wheel cattle truck that Bennie was driving.
According to official reports, Bennie was headed north on U.S. 27 in an empty cattle truck with one passenger. At the same time, a woman was heading south on the highway driving a Ford Edge. She attempted to turn onto Keene Center Drive, getting into the path of the truck.
The semi struck the Edge and went into a ditch. Bennie did not have his seatbelt on and was ejected from the cabin. His passenger managed to regain control and set the 18-wheeler back on the highway.
Bennie was killed at the scene of the wreck. The driver of the Edge also suffered injuries while Bennie’s passenger survived unhurt.