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Commercial Vehicle Accident on US 25E

Date of News Release: 02/23/2012

(Corbin KY) -- On Thursday February 23rd 2012 around 5 A.M. officer Dennis Jackson with the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to a non injury accident involving a commercial vehicle located on US25E in Laurel County Kentucky.

Upon arrival and through investigation officer Jackson determined that 42 year old Garrett D. Burke of Corbin was north on US25E when his white 2007 Ford F-150 collided with a tan 2007 Peterbilt tractor trailer operated by 58 year old Austin Kim of Fresh Meadows, New York.

The inside north bound lane was closed for around 2 hours while clean up crews worked to remove diesel fuel from a ruptured fuel tank. Drugs and alcohol are not factors in the collision, and both Kim and Burke were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

Assisting on scene: West Knox Fire Department, Laurel County Emergency Management and the Environmental Protection Agency. Officer Jackson continues the investigation.

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