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KSP Works Overturned Semi Collision in Lyon County

Date of News Release: 07/06/2016

Eddyville, KY (July 6, 2016) - The Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Mayfield, was notified on July 6, 2016 at around 5:00 A.M. of an overturned semi on the Ramp from I-69 South onto I-24 East in Lyon County.

Preliminary investigation shows that Noemis Gonzalez, 45, of Louisville, KY was driving a 1999 Freightliner tractor trailer south on Interstate 69 in Lyon County. Gonzalez was attempting to ramp onto Interstate 24 east when for an unknown reason his truck hit the guardrail and overturned. Gonzalez was trapped in the truck for approximately one hour as firefighters from Eddyville, Kuttawa, and Princeton used heavy equipment to extricate him from the wreckage. Lyon County EMS transported Gonzalez to Lourdes Hospital where he was treated and later transferred to Vanderbilt University Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Lewie Dodd.

The Kentucky State Police was assisted on scene by the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Division, Lyon County EMS and Rescue, and the Eddyville, Kuttawa, and Princeton Fire Departments

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