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Commercial Vehicle Accident and Rock Slide on I-75
Date of News Release: 09/10/2012
(Corbin, KY) -- On Sunday September 9th 2012 around 10 P.M. Officer Rob Mitchell with the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to a commercial vehicle accident located on I-75 Northbound near the 24 mile marker in Whitley County Kentucky 40701.
Upon arrival and through investigation Officer Mitchell determined that 59 year old Wayne Perkinson of Henderson North Carolina was avoiding a rock slide that had spilled onto the interstate causing his 2009 International tractor trailer to overturn causing lane closures for several hours.
Drugs and alcohol are not factors in this collision and Perkinson was wearing his seatbelt at the time of incident.
Assisting on scene: KSP Trp. Duane Foley, Oak Grove Fire Department, and KY State Highway Department. Officer Mitchell continues the investigation.