Tractor Trailer Damages Barren County Business

The folks at the Ben and Elmer Tractor Company in Barren County are recovering after a tractor trailer plowed into a corner office Thursday night.

A driver with D&G Transport out of Summer Shade had parked the truck on the shoulder in front of the Junior Foods Store, up the road from Ben and Elmer Tractor Company.

Around 8 p.m. Thursday, the breaks failed on the unattended semi, sending it into the corner of the Ben and Elmer Tractor Company. One office and part of the front wall were completely destroyed, two other offices and ceilings were damaged, but no one was in the offices at the time of the accident and no one was hurt.

Authorities have confirmed the truck was more than 10-thousand pounds over the allowed weight.

Ben and Elmer Tractor Company is open for business. There is no estimate yet on the cost of the damage sustained.