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Overturned Semi Causes Extended Shutdown of Bluegrass PKWY in Anderson County

Date of News Release: 08/31/2014

(Frankfort, KY) - On Saturday August 30th, 2014 at approximately 10:31 P.M., Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle injury collision which occurred on the Bluegrass PKWY eastbound at the 44 mile marker at the Washington County line.

A 2011 Volvo Tractor Trailer, driven by Jaquan Paige, of Tuscaloosa, AL, swerved into the median of the roadway, causing his vehicle to overturn. The tractor trailer came to rest in the westbound ditch line. The tractor trailer's cargo, rubber material stayed secure in the trailer.

The driver of the vehicle did sustain injuries and was transported to UK hospital in Lexington.

The effected roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours for cleanup.

Assisting KSP at the scene was Anderson County Sheriffs Department, Anderson County Fire Department, Anderson County EMS Washington County Sheriffs Department, Washington County Fire Department.

The collision investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Post 12.