UPDATE: NORTONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/18) — A Tennessee man was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after his tractor-trailer overturned off a Western Kentucky Parkway ramp Friday morning.
Area emergency responders extricated the driver from the cab.
Kentucky State Police Post 2, reported troopers responded to the accident off the westbound ramp that leads to the southbound Pennyrile Parkway lanes at 9:30 a.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed Derrel R. Berry, 46, of Clarksville, was driving a 2003 Freightliner southbound on the ramp, when it went off the left shoulder and struck a road sign, Post 2 Spokesman Rob Austin reported. The vehicle continued into a ditch and overturned on the driver’s side. The vehicle came to rest in the ditch.
Berry had to be extricated from the vehicle, KSP reported. He was flown from the scene by PHI Air Medical to Vanderbilt for treatment. He was wearing a seatbelt.
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, Nortonville Southside Squad 2, South Hopkins Fire Department, Medical Center Ambulance Service, PHI Air Medical, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet assisted at the scene.
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/19/18) — A tractor-trailer that overturned along the Western Kentucky Parkway interchange was blocking the westbound lanes to the Pennyrile Parkway southbound around 10 a.m. today.
A witness said a medical helicopter landed near the scene, and traffic is at a standstill.
State highway officials indicated emergency agencies are working at the site and have temporarily restricted both southbound lanes along the Pennyrile Parkway at the end of the ramp to facilitate response.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd reported estimated traffic restrictions are expected to be in place for three hours.