TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Non-Injury Collision on US 62
Date of News Release: 10/26/2010
(Hickory, Ky.) -- Mr. Charles Murphywas travelling west on US 62 hauling livestock when he lost control of his vehicle. Mr. Murphy's vehicle overturned on the westbound side emergency strip. Mr. Murphy was not injured during the accident. Some of the livestock being hauled, (cattle) were fatally injured and the others were off loaded and transported to a holding area by a local farmer. US 62 was closed for approximately five hours while crews cleaned up the scene. Kentucky State Police was assisted at the scene by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Grand Lakes Fire Department, Kentucky Department of Highways, Gilbertsville Fire Department, and Army Corp of Engineers. The accident is being investigated by Trooper James Martin.