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KSP Investigating Henderson County Collision - Traffic Shut Down For Over an Hour on the Audubon Parkway This Morning

Date of News Release: 08/09/2017

HENDERSON, KY.(August 08, 2017) – Officers with KSP’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division responded to a two-vehicle collision in the eastbound lanes of the Audubon Parkway. This location is approximately 15 miles east of Henderson, (Henderson County) KY.

The preliminary investigation revealed that around 7:20 am, Robert Blythe, 43 of Henderson, KY was travelling eastbound on the Audubon Parkway in a 2015 Ford F-250 pulling a tandem dump trailer. Matthew S. Adams, 33 of Owensboro, KY was also on the Audubon Parkway traveling eastbound. For an unknown reason, Adams ran into the back of Blythe causing severe damage to both vehicles. Roofing debris from the trailer spilled over both eastbound lanes causing the parkway to be shutdown of over an hour.

Adams and passenger Bradley Teague, 31 of Owensboro, KY was taken by Henderson County EMS to Methodist Hospital in Henderson for non-life-threatening injuries. At this point in the investigation, Its believed all participants were wearing their seatbelts.

Blythe was operation a commercial vehicle and was cited for three federal motor carrier violations.

  • Operating a commercial motor vehicle without a medical card
  • Operating a commercial motor vehicle in violation of CDL restrictions
  • Emergency trailer brake system violation

The investigation is on-going by CVE Sgt Del Miller. KSP was assisted by Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, Hebbardsville Vol Fire Dept., Henderson County EMS and KY State Transportation.

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