UPDATE: Two From Kentucky Killed In Campbell County I-75 Accident

Campbell County (WVLT) – Two Kentucky men were killed and the southbound lanes of I-75 near the 147 mile marker were closed for several hours Thursday following the single vehicle wreck.

It happened near Jellico around 11:30 AM.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol a pickup truck driven by Stephen Estes Jr., 30, Nicholasville, Kentucky was traveling south when it gradually left the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned several times before coming to a rest on its top.

Passengers Christopher Estes, 25 of Nicholasville, Kentucky and Bradford Pena, 40 of Lexington, Kentucky were both killed when they were thrown from the wreckage.

Investigators were unsure if both of the Estes’s were wearing seat belts, but Pena was not.

No charges have been filed.

The lanes were reopened around 3:00 PM.

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  • by Greg Location: Pena III on Nov 4, 2007 at 08:30 PM
    I am so sorry for your loss Rubin. Jenn and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts go out the the Estes family as well. God Bless you all.
  • by ann Location: knoxville on Nov 3, 2007 at 06:41 PM
    I am so sorry for the survivors. But there seem to be so many lethal wrecks on this stretch of road. Maybe when the road is widened (and that time will come as traffic becomes intolerable), a redesign for safety should be a priority. We're loosing too many good people.
  • by anita n jobo Location: nicholasville,ky on Nov 2, 2007 at 10:46 PM
    Brad's visitation is set for sunday from 5-7pm, the funeral is on monday... not sure right now of the time... it is at Kerr Brothers Funeral home on Harrodsburg rd in lexington... for those of you wanting to know. Also, Chris's has not been set as of yet, because the two funeral homes are working together to make it to where these families and friends can make it to both funerals.... My heart breaks for these families, I know my self there is nothing in this world harder for a parent to have to bury their child. I had to bury mine in June of 2001, my son was only 9 yrs old.
  • by Eric Pena Location: West Palm Beach ,Florida on Nov 2, 2007 at 09:49 AM
    My heart and prayers are with you Uncle Rubin. God Bless
  • by Erin Thompson Location: Nicholasville on Nov 1, 2007 at 10:22 PM
    Both of these men were great friends, with big hearts! They both will be missed! But their families remeber in prayer!
  • by anita harris Location: nicholasville ky on Nov 1, 2007 at 05:16 PM
    these two men were good friends of alot of people from lexington and nicholasville,ky. they will be sadly missed. their families are devistated.
  • by Lane on Nov 1, 2007 at 04:52 PM
    Yes, my wife was traveling through there this morning on her way to Knoxville and came upon the accident right after it happened. She called me and was pretty shaken up saying that there was a mans body in the middle of the highway with a jacket covering his head and face and that there was at least one car lying on it's roof with others possibly trapped inside.


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