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Tractor Trailer Overturns on WK Parkway

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (1/7/2015) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, non-injury collision that occurred on the Western Kentucky Parkway, at approximately the 40 mile-marker, on Tuesday, January 6, at 11:16 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Kenneth W. Sellers, 33, of Madisonville, was operating a 2015 International tractor-trailer eastbound on the parkway. He was hauling metal racks.

As he was traveling eastbound, Mr. Sellers glanced away for a moment. The passenger side tires dropped off the roadway, which caused him to lose control. The tractor-trailer traveled down a small, earthen embankment and overturned on its passenger side.

Mr. Sellers, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured.

The roadway was intermittently closed until approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning.

Trooper Jonathan Murphy investigated the collision. Sergeant Derek Smith, Trooper Joe Bartolotti, and Trooper Jonathon Ward assisted at the scene.

Information provided  by the Kentucky State Police
Posted byJ.L. Graham
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