WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WATE) — Several agencies responded to a semi-truck crash early Monday morning in Whitley County, Ky.
An area in a Whitley County, Ky. town was evacuated after an accident Monday morning involving a semi-truck that was hauling hazardous material.
The accident occurred around 5:45 a.m.
Kentucky State Police (KSP) saying Monday the semi overturned on Buck Creek Road and hung off a bridge, leaking hazardous material. Police shut down the area for several hours.
Hazmat crews also responded to the scene.
According to KSP, preliminary investigations revealed that a 43-year-old Georgia man was operating the 2015 semi-truck when he got lost following the GPS. He attempted to turn the vehicle around when the trailer dropped off the bridge overtop a railroad track, KSP said.
The trailer overturned allowing the hazardous material he was hauling to leak out.
Several nearby homes were evacuated and the road was closed for hours.
The driver of the semi was uninjured in the incident and no other injuries were reported.
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