Jerry Elder Jr. mugshot

(Image Courtesy: Franklin County Regional Jail)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police say a man has died and another man is charged after a multi-vehicle crash that happened Sunday in Franklin County.

According to a news release, Kentucky State Police responded to a crash on I-64 West near exit 58 just after 5:30 p.m.

Police say a semi, driven by 45-year-old Jerry Elder Jr. of Flint, Michigan, hit the back of a 2012 Jeep Liberty because of distracted driving. The Jeep Liberty and the semi then hit the back of a 2013 Ford Explorer.

The driver of the Jeep Liberty, 61-year-old Jeffrey Curtis of Bedford, Kentucky, died at the scene. Elder and the driver of the Ford Explorer were both treated for non-life threatening injuries.  

After receiving medical attention, Elder was charged with second-degree manslaughter. He is being held at the Franklin County Detention Center. Additional charges are expected.

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