, Corbin, KY

September 30, 2013

Tag-along camper lost in interstate crash Friday


CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

A Minnesota couple lost their tag-along camper in a crash on I-75 Friday afternoon.

According to Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Shelley, Cynthia Bighley and her husband, Milton Bighley, were driving northbound on the interstate near mile marker 20.

Cynthia Bighley was driving the couple’s 2003 Ford Explorer at about 55-60 mph — while pulling a Viewfinder Radiance recreational vehicle.

When a tractor-trailer passed them, it caused the vehicle to fishtail out of control, sending the camper on its side in the median.

The camper was totaled in the crash — the Bighleys were uninjured.

Assisting at the scene was Deputy Joe Prewitt, members of the Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department, and members of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Traffic was slowed or halted on the interstate for more than an hour Friday afternoon while crews uprighted the camper, with traffic getting backed up all the way to Exit 15.