TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Injury Collision on US 68 in Trigg County
Date of News Release: 10/01/2008
(Mayfield, KY) - A heavy equipment crash near the Fenton Bridge over Kentucky Dam closed US68 for approximately two hours today (10/01/08). Bobby Carneyhan of Cerulean was operating a fully loaded Caterpillar tri-axle articulated earth mover when the construction equipment dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway. In an attempt to avoid a deep drainage ditch, Mr. Carneyhan over corrected to the left, and lost control. The dump truck continued off the left shoulder and overturned, trapping Mr. Carneyhan in the cab of the truck. Trigg County Rescue and Princeton Fire Heavy Rescue cut Mr. Carneyhan out of the vehicle using blow torches. Mr. Carneyhan was air lifted to Vanderbilt hospital with neck and other injuries. US 68 was closed for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated and the scene cleared. US Forestry, Trigg Sheriffs Office, Trigg County Rescue, Princeton Heavy Rescue, and Air Evac assisted Kentucky State Police on scene. The investigation is continuing by Trooper 1st Class C.G. Anderson.