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Commercial Vehicle Crash in Knox County

Date of News Release: 02/28/2014

(Barbourville, KY) - On Friday February 28th 2014 at 8:30 AM Officer Mark Scott with Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to a single vehicle commercial vehicle crash located near the 10 mile marker on KY 6 in Knox Co Kentucky.

Upon arrival and through investigation Officer Mark Scott determined that 29 year old Casey Vaughn of Barbourville was traveling on KY6 when he lost control of a 2001 MACK cargo tanker leaving the roadway causing him to overturn.

The cargo tanker was able to contain all 3,450 lbs of the class 3 flammable hazmat load of Petroleum Crud Oil without any leaks and Vaughn was not hurt in the crash.

Drug and alcohol are not suspected factors and Vaughn was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Assisting on scene: Knox Co Sheriff Department and Knox Co. Emergency Management.