Kentucky 100 in Allen County Was Closed for 7 Hours

ALLEN COUNTY, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police is investigating an early morning truck accident that left Kentucky 100 in Allen county closed for approximately seven hours.

According to KSP, at 05:30 AM on Thursday, a tractor and trailer cargo tank loaded with retail diesel fuel left the roadway near the four mile point.

The combination vehicle owned by Key Fuel/Service Transport was being operated by a John Mcgraw of Spring Hill, Tennessee.

According to preliminary investigation, the commercial vehicle left the right shoulder, continued through a fence, struck a utility pole, then overturned multiple times.

KSP says the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. He was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville with head and chest injuries.

As a result of the accident, several hundred gallons of diesel fuel was spilled requiring assistance from the EPA and Environmental Services.

The investigation is on going, however inattention and speed appear to be contributing factors.

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