TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Non-Injury Collision on Breathitt Parkway Union County
Date of News Release: 01/27/2009
(Henderson, KY) - Jim Collins III was northbound on the Breathitt Parkway driving a 2006 Freightliner. Mr. Collins attempted to pass Johnny Buitendyk who was driving a 1997 Freightliner. Mr. Collins lost control of his vehicle causing his trailer to jackknife and striking the trailer of Mr. Buitendyk. Mr. Collins' trailer split in half, loosing his contents all over the roadway. The backside of Mr. Buitendyk's trailer was ripped off causing him to loose his contents all over the roadway. Both vehicles came to final rest across both lanes of northbound Breathitt. The roadway was closed approximately 3 hrs while vehicles were removed and debris was cleaned from the roadway. There were no injuries reported in the accident.