A rollover wreck along the Western Kentucky Parkway was attributed to a driver lighting a cigarette, according to the police report.
At just after 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, a 2003 Ford F150 carrying two men ran off of the roadway four miles west of Caneyville.
Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrod Mudd responded to the scene, along with Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department members and Grayson County EMS.
Mudd wrote in his report that when he arrived, he observed two shirtless men, covered in mud and “bleeding from numerous places.”
The men declined treatment from emergency personnel.
Mudd reported that there were no witnesses to the incident, but the two men, 31-year-old Jonathan P. Gunby and 37-year-old Joseph Goodwin, II, both of Madisonville, explained that Gunby was driving the truck when the accident occurred.
Gunby reportedly looked down to light a cigarette, and when he looked back to the roadway, the truck was going off of the right side of the parkway.
The men reported that the truck crashed, rolled, and came to a rest upside down in the ditch.
The vehicle was severely damaged, and was removed from the scene by Stevenson’s Towing.
Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.