Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette This truck collided with a car head-on at the 107 overpass in Leitchfield Thursday afternoon, resulting in a fatality.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

This truck collided with a car head-on at the 107 overpass in Leitchfield Thursday afternoon, resulting in a fatality.

The freezing rain Wednesday and snow Thursday led to icy bridges and overpasses Thursday night causing several vehicle accidents. These accidents kept emergency personnel busy throughout the night.

One accident resulted in a fatality. The Leitchfield Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 107 overpass on South Main Street for an injury accident at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday.

When they arrived, officers found Charles Henry Spalding, Jr., 55, of Leitchfield, in the driver's seat of a Chevrolet S-10, unresponsive and not breathing, according to Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson. His truck collided head-on with a Buick Verano that was heading the opposite direction.

According to Leitchfield Police Sergeant Robert Jackson, witnesses saw the truck cut right in front of the car.

Jackson was unsure if the accident was caused by ice or if the driver of the truck had suffered some sort of medical condition.

Hudson said that Spalding was unrestrained at the time of the accident, and he will continue to investigate the reason for the crash.

Although the car was severely damaged, no one was injured in the Buick. The Leitchfield Police Department had not released the names of the other individuals involved in the accident at press time.

The Kentucky State Police and Grayson County EMS also assisted at the scene.

At nearly the same time, Grayson County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 104 mile marker on the Western Kentucky Parkway to the scene of an overturned truck and recreational vehicle.

According to GCSO Lieutenant Sonny Poteet and Deputy Kelsey Overton, they had arrived on the scene of a Toyota truck that had crossed an icy bridge and lost control, hitting a guardrail by the median.

While they were waiting on a tow truck for the Toyota, a large truck pulling an RV, driven by Charles Bailey, of Florence, Kentucky, hit the same patch of ice causing both the truck and RV to turn over on their sides.

Members of the Leitchfeld Fire Department left the scene at the other accident to help control traffic on the parkway, as the truck and RV were blocking the fast lanes in the east and westbound lanes.

According to Overton, Bailey was followed by his family in another truck, which did not wreck. He said they were headed to Madisonville, Kentucky for the Wounded Warrior Program.

After the ice on the bridge caused two accidents, the bridge and road were salted to avoid anymore accidents. Neither of the drivers involved in the accidents on the parkway were injured.