overlandCENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/19/14) — Central City's South Second Street overpass is no stranger to semi truck wrecks.

For decades, numerous truckers have learned the hard way that a 12-foot-high truck just can't make it under an 11' 8" overpass.

From truckloads of tires to a semi loaded with bananas, the Central City overpass has seen more than its share of stuck trucks.

On Monday, Aug. 18, an Overland semi driver attempted the impossible. Luckily, even though the accident occurred just before noon in heavy a traffic area, there were no injuries. However, the top of the semi suffered severe damage and was a total loss.

Central City Police Officer Duane Davenport was one of several CCPD officers on the scene rerouting traffic around the wreck.

"The truck was on its way to make a delivery to Associated Pallets in Bremen," Davenport told SurfKY News.

Davenport noted that there are warning signs giving the exact clearance height, as well as flashing lights.

"There are warning signs and also signs showing the height of the overpass on South Second Street near 1st Kentucky Bank," Davenport said. "There are also warning signs leading up to the bridge."

Davenport said that trucks that are higher than the 11' 8" should take the warning signs and flashing lights seriously.

over

Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photos by Paul McRee

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

May 19, 2015 5399

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 4854

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3831

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3692

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3243

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10276

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7291

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 22, 2015 4854

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 636

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 22, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 588

Authorities Searching for Missing 5-Year-Old Boy

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 487

One Vehicle Collision Sends One to ER

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 482

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 425

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 411

Post 2 Telecommunicator among KSP Graduating Class

by Trooper Stu Recke
May 22, 2015 342

Alleged Prescription Drug Fraud Leads to Charges

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 320

Omni Visions Seeks to Recruit Foster Families

by Karen Jones
May 22, 2015 304

Alleged Altered Prescription Results in Charges

by SurfKY News