Two semi trucks collided early Friday at the intersection of Ky. 61 and U.S. 31-E. No injuries were reported but traffic was delayed for several hours as crews worked to clean debris from the roadway.
Names of drivers and companies were not available as of presstime. According to Kentucky State Trooper Bryan Washer, the first semi truck was northbound on Greensburg Road (Ky. 61) about 3 a.m. The driver, who was unfamiliar with the intersection, failed to see the stop sign due to the dark and rainy conditions. The cab and trailer – filled with wood mulch – overturned as he attempted to stop the vehicle.
The second semi was westbound on U.S. 31-E. The driver did not see the overturned trailer in the roadway and “drove through it,” according to Trooper Washer.
The second semi was carrying “some type of syrup,” said Washer. Other witnesses described it as being “slop” for livestock.
There was severe damage to both cabs and trailers and mulch was scattered across the roadway. It took eight-to10 hours to clear the debris.