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Ohio County Overturned Tractor Trailer Injury Collison

Date of News Release: 06/17/2011

(Beaver Dam, Ky.) Trooper Chris Baker is investigating a collision that occurred at 1:13 p.m. CDT on the William Natcher Parkway west bound entrance ramp to the Western KY Parkway. Joseph H. Everett 64 of Glasgow, KY was operating a 2007 Kenworth when the vehicle traveled off the roadway striking the guardrail and overturning. Seatbelts were in use. The vehicle was hauling 43,000lbs of aluminum coils. The aluminum coils had to be off loaded before the vehicle could be placed in the up right position. The parkway ramp was closed for several hours during this operation. Trooper Baker was assisted by Trooper Butch Garst and Officer Del Miller (CVE). Trooper Garst performed a Federal Motor Carries Inspection helping determine the cause of the collision. The aluminum coils were not secured in the trailer as required causing the weight to shift and the truck to overturn. Also assisting were the Beaver Dam and Hartford Fire Departments and the State Highway road department. Mr. Everett refused medical treatment on the scene.

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