Update to Semi Fire on Pennyrile Parkway

Currently both northbound lanes and the left, southbound lane are now open.

The Kentucky State Police investigated a vehicle fire on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, at approximately the 53 mile-marker, that occurred on Monday at 6:00 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Christopher W. Reynolds, age 52 of Corydon, KY, was operating a 2007 International tractor hauling a 2012 Brenner tanker-trailer loaded with hydrochloric acid. As he was traveling southbound on the parkway, the trailer caught fire. Mr. Reynolds was able to disconnect the cab from the trailer.

The roadway was closed for several hours while fire departments and hazmat crews cleared the scene.

No injuries were reported.

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