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Crash claims life of Kentucky man

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WAVELAND — A head-on crash between a passenger car and a semi tractor-trailer on State Road 47 South early Thursday morning has claimed the life of a Kentucky man.

According to a press release issued by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a report of a head-on collision at 3:31 a.m. in the 10400 block of South State Road 47.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 2020 Toyota Camry had collided with a 2003 Kenworth semi pulling a tanker trailer. The semi had been traveling northbound, and for an unknown reason the southbound Camry crossed the center lane of travel and struck the semi head on. The collision sent both vehicles off the road.

The driver of the passenger car was identified as Pedro Dimas, 37, of Irvine, Kentucky. Dimas was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, Jerry Patton, 63, of Tangiers, suffered minor injuries. The semi is owned by Cory Farms Trucking LLC of Tangiers.

Crash reconstructionists from the sheriff’s office are continuing their investigation.

The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Crawfordsville Police Department, Crawfordsville Fire Department, Waveland Fire Department, Montgomery County Coroner, Montgomery County Emergency Management and Wilson’s and Froedge’s towing companies.

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