TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Non-Injury collision on US 51
Date of News Release: 12/29/2010
(Mayfield, Ky.) -- Steven Starling was traveling north on US 51 when he dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway causing his semi to overturn. The semi came to final rest on the passenger side in a ravine off the side of the road. The semi was loaded with approximately 7500 pounds of tomato sauce. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet assisted with shutting down US 51 at that location for 7.5 hours while the semi was removed. Mr. Starling was treated by Fulton County EMS at the scene. Trooper Wright was assisted by Fulton County Rescue, Fulton County EMS, and Hickman County Rescue.