CMV Collision Investigation on the Cumberland Parkway
Date of News Release: 04/14/2014
Louisville, KY. - Kentucky State Police CVE Division and Post 15 Columbia KY was investigating a commercial vehicle accident that closed the Cumberland Parkway for several hours. The accident occurred just before sunrise at approx 0735 hrs (on 04/14/2014), blocking the roadway until early afternoon. Preliminary reports indicate a loaded tractor and trailer was travelling east on the parkway just outside Edmonton when the operator experienced front tire failure. The combination vehicle left the roadway striking a guardrail and a bridge abutment before crossing the roadway; eventually striking the guardrail on the opposite side of the roadway. No other vehicles were involved and the operator was wearing his seatbelt. Senior Officer Casey Tooley is currently investigating the collision. The Cumberland Parkway will experience a lane closure while repairs are made for approx. 2 days due to the accident. KY State Police were assisted by Edmonton Fire / Rescue, and KY Dept of Highways.