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Injury Collision on Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County

Date of News Release: 01/16/2008

(London, KY) - On Tuesday 01-15-2008 at approximately 11:53 AM the Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle traffic crash, at approximately the 30-mile marker, on the Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County, KY.

Upon arrival KSP Trooper Nick Metcalf determined that a 1989, Mack, tanker truck, operated by Paul Wooton, 29, of Busy, KY was westbound on the parkway when it dropped off onto the shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Wooton then overcorrected the vehicle causing it to overturn and spill an undetermined amount of diesel fuel. Taskforce 11 is in charge of the diesel spill cleanup and is monitored by the Department of Public Safety.

The crash caused the Hal Rogers parkway to be totally closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was cleaned up.

Mr. Wooton, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, received minor injuries and was transported by the Clay County EMS to the Manchester Memorial Hospital, in Manchester, KY for treatment.

KSP Trooper Metcalf is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by the Clay County EMS, Big Creek Fire Department, Manchester Fire Department, Taskforce 11, the Department of Public Safety, and the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement.

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