Update: Traffic diverted due to fatal accident on US-27 South

Published 10:12 am Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Nicholasville resident was involved in a fatal accident that occurred at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and US-27 on Sunday.

Cameron Pittman, 29, died at the scene after his silver passenger car struck as semi-truck turning left into a nearby gas station.

US-27 was shut down for a little over five hours on Sunday due to the accident.

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The preliminary investigation showed the semi-truck had a green arrow to turn and the passenger car was at a red light.

“We believe at this time he ran a red light but we’re still looking into it,” Sgt. Scott Harvey with the Nicholasville Police Department said.

Officials said the man driving the semi truck was uninjured.