Officer Harold Mosley
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
CVE Region 1
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Commercial Vehicle Collision in Lyon County
Date of News Release: 02/22/2012
(Lyon County, Ky.) -- At approximately 12:41 p.m. officers with the Kentucky State Police / Commercial Vehicle Enforcement were dispatched to the North bound side of Interstate 69 in reference to an overturned semi truck. Ofc. Byron Sparkman and Ofc. Mark Townsend arrived on scene where they were informed that the driver was trapped inside the passenger area of the truck. Eddyville Fire Department assisted by Princeton Fire Department Heavy Rescue were able to extricate the driver. The driver, Mr. Danny L. Weyrauch of Fairdale, Ky told investigating officers that he had taken a drink of his coffee and began to choke. Mr. Weyrauch also advised that he then passed out from choking on his coffee. The semi truck then ran off the right shoulder of the roadway as a result of the driver losing consciousness. The semi truck traveled down the remaining portion of the guard rail until it ended. The semi truck then continued off of the right shoulder of the roadway through a ditch at which time the semi truck and trailer laid over onto its left side, coming to a final rest in a wooded area. Mr. Weyrauch was transported from the scene by Lyon County E.M.S. to Lourdes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Officers were assisted on the scene by Eddyville Fire Department, Lyon Co. E.M.S., Lyon Co. Sheriff, and Princeton Fire Department.