TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Non-Injury Collision on Jackson Purchase Parkway in Graves County
Date of News Release: 11/25/2007
(Mayfield, KY) - Timothy Vawter was southbound in the passing lane on the Jackson Purchase Parkway at the 19MM when it met a slower moving vehicle in the same lane. Timothy Vawter applied his brakes sharply as he moved into the slow lane. This resulted in his load of empty air tanks pulling the semi over onto its side, and the tanks breaking loose onto the shoulder of the roadway. The southbound lanes of the Jackson Purchase Parkway were shut down by the State Road Department, and the wrecker company advised it would take 4-5 hours to clean up the scene. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Graves County Sheriff's Office, Graves County EMS, and Fulton County EMS.