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Coal Truck Accident
Date of News Release: 08/16/2011
(Manchester, Ky.) -- On Tuesday August 16th 2011 around 4 P.M. Officer Randy Rader with The Kentucky State Police-Vehicle enforcement responded to a single vehicle accident located on KY11 4 miles south of Manchester in Clay County Kentucky.
Upon arrival officer Rader determined that 41 yr old Mark A. Wright of Castlewood VA, was south on KY11 when he lost control of his 2002 Peterbuilt, over turned spilling over 80,000 lbs of coal onto the shoulder of the roadway.
KY11 was closed for nearly 4hrs while crews worked to clean the coal and debris from the Highway. The Company, B.A.T. Transport is located in Pennington Gap Va. 24277
Drugs and alcohol are not factors in the collision, and Wright was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.
Assisting at the scene: CVE Ofc. Steven Douglas, and Kentucky State Highway Department. Officer Randy Rader Continues the investigation.