The Leitchfield Fire and Grayson County Sheriff’s Departments responded to an accident at the 101 mile marker of the Western Kentucky Parkway around 10:00 on Thursday morning. Deputies, though, soon left the scene soon because Kentucky State Troopers had already arrived at the accident.
A semi-truck, owned Top Notch Trucking, rear-ended a Jeff Lear Trucking dump truck in the Westbound lane of the Parkway, in a construction area. The semi was carrying a load of potting soil and mulch, while the dump truck was carrying rocks.
As the semi-truck struck the rear of the dump truck, the large rocks being carried by the dump truck became airborne and broke the windshield of the semi, striking the tractor-trailer’s driver in the head, causing a large gash in the driver’s forehead.
Both drivers were transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.