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Metcalfe County Crane Accident

Date of News Release: 09/12/2013

Louisville, KY. (September 12, 2013) -- Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columiba KY CVE division is investigating a crash that closed Eastbound lanes of the Cumberland Parkway in Metcalfe County, Monday Sept 9th at approx 0900 hrs. Preliminary investigation indicates a heavy duty crane being operated by Travis Gunn of Lanesville IN lost control near the 34 milepoint as he attempted to go downhill. The crane flipped over and slid approx 160 feet down a rock embankment, trapping the driver. Due to the instability of the crane, extrication of the driver took over 3 hours. Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office,Barren/ Metcalf EMS, Metcalf Fire/Rescue, Summershade Fire/Rescue and the KY Transportation Cabinet assisted in the resue. Mr. Gunn was airlifted to the Univesity of Louisville Medical Center in stable condition. Officer Randy Honeycutt is handling the crash investigation and it is currently on going.

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