UPDATED: Semi overturns on parkway; driver injured


By Matt Lasley and Brittany Wise - mlasley@civitasmedia.com - bwise@civitasmedia.com



Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette A tractor-trailer overturned on the Western Kentucky Parkway on Tuesday evening, Oct. 27, closing the westbound lane until the following morning.


A tractor-trailer overturned on the Western Kentucky Parkway, sending the driver to the hospital on Tuesday evening, Oct. 27.

The crash occurred at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, near the 112 exit (Clarkson/Millerstown KY 224), according to Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4.

Details were scarce on the scene, but investigating Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clay Boone said the semi crossed the median and overturned on the westbound side of the parkway.

Responding members of the Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department reported that the driver of the tractor-trailer, Michael Porier, was removed from the vehicle and transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital to be treated for accident-related injuries.

Clarkson firefighters said Porier was conscious and breathing following the crash, and he had only two dogs in the vehicle with him at the time. The dogs were taken from the scene by animal control.

Crews worked through the night to off-load steel cargo and remove the vehicle from the roadway. At 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet updated on its Facebook page that the scene had been cleared and all lanes of the parkway were open.

With the location of the crash between the exit and entrance of the 112 Interchange, Jessie said, westbound motorists used the on and off ramps to bypass the scene while clean-up was taking place.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette A tractor-trailer overturned on the Western Kentucky Parkway on Tuesday evening, Oct. 27, closing the westbound lane until the following morning.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Semi-Wreck-102720152.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette A tractor-trailer overturned on the Western Kentucky Parkway on Tuesday evening, Oct. 27, closing the westbound lane until the following morning.

By Matt Lasley and Brittany Wise

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

bwise@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015. Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622, ext. 2014.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015. Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622, ext. 2014.

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