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Jacob Gardner was killed in a truck accident on Highway 60, Kentucky

BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, KY — 21-year-old Jacob Gardner was killed after a Mack Truck crossed into his lane of traffic, causing a head-on collision.

According to preliminary reports, Gardner was traveling westbound on Highway 60 in a 2014 Honda when a 2021 Mack Truck headed east crossed left-of-center and crashed into Mr. Gardner’s vehicle. According to reports, the truck driver, 39-year-old Corey Calloway of Rockport, Indiana, attempted to swerve back into the right lane to avoid the crash but hit the Honda with the rear portion of the truck.

According to Authorities, Jacob Gardner of Irvington, Kentucky, was killed in the crash. The driver of the Mack Truck was not reported as injured.

No further information was immediately available.

The surviving family deserves answers and justice for Mr. Gardner’s unjust death

This is a terrible crash that was entirely preventable. The driver of the Mack Truck, based on the reported facts, is entirely responsible for the crash and Mr. Gardner’s resulting death. Such actions cannot go unanswered, and the surviving family deserves justice under the law.

Unfortunately, this is only one of many accidents our firm has investigated in Kentucky involving young men killed by 18-wheeler trucks. These crashes are occurring with alarming frequency and highlight the important role truck drivers play in the safety of other motorists. Truck drivers must obey the law. They cannot be distracted, they cannot drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they cannot speed or take reckless actions, they cannot drive left-of-center, they must wait for other drivers, and they must remain alert and attentive at all times. In short, truckers must exercise the care in driving that society expects. Failure to do so leads to devastating crashes and the loss of innocent lives. The exact actions of the truck driver must be determined to ensure the Gardner family receives all the answers they deserve. Was the trucker tired, distracted, high, or something else? Did the employer allow its drivers to operate without regard for others’ safety? Answers to these questions will help trained attorneys hold all wrongdoers fully responsible for the harm caused in this crash.

The Gardner family has lost a faultless child. Mr. Gardner’s life was taken unexpectedly and unjustly. The driver of the Mack Truck and his employing company will need to account for their actions in a court of law. Holding the trucking company and trucker responsible for this fatal accident helps prevent other accidents like this from happening in the future. Trucking companies must understand the important role they play in employing safe drivers. Drivers must understand the important role they play in the safety of all other motorists. And undoubtedly, the surviving family deserves the compensation they need to deal with the unexpected loss of a loved one.

I extend my deepest condolences to the Gardner family during this difficult time of grief and pray that they may have the strength to endure the difficult time ahead.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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