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Passenger killed in crash involving tow truck and tractor-trailer on I-71/75 near Walton

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BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - One man is dead after a crash involving a tow truck and a tractor-trailer. That crash shut down I-71/I-75 for hours near Walton.

Boone County deputies say the tow truck driver rear-ended the tractor-trailer at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

A passenger in the tow truck, David Matthews, Jr., of Dry Ridge was thrown from the tow truck. He died at the scene.

The tow truck driver was taken to UC Medical Center and is expected to survive.

The tractor-trailer driver wasn't hurt.

The crash left people stuck on the highway for hours. The interstate reopened just before 7 a.m.

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