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.