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UPDATE: NORTONVILLE, Ky. (3/8/18) — The driver of a tractor-trailer was taken to Baptist Health Madisonville for treatment of injuries Wednesday afternoon.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office reported Yaroslav Vasylyshyn, 56, of Tacoma Washington was traveling eastbound at 3:45 p.m. near mile-marker 39 on Western Kentucky Parkway, when he lost control of the rig, left the road and struck multiple trees.

Kentucky State Police, Medical Center Ambulance Service and South Hopkins Fire Department assisted.

SurfKY News

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (3/7/18) — Emergency crews reported to the scene of a tractor-trailer accident off the Western Kentucky Parkway across from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 location shortly before 4 p.m. today.

A witness behind the semi said the truck veered off the eastbound lanes, went down an embankment and crashed into a wooded area, adding the the driver had apparently fallen asleep.

The driver of another tractor-trailer, who was carrying a fire extinguisher, said he stopped to render aid to the crash victim, adding the driver appeared to be OK and would likely walk away. The wreckage was initially smoking after smashing through several trees. Traffic was reduced to one lane.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was on scene to assist in addition to Medical Center Ambulance Service and South Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department. Kentucky State Police was called to investigate.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.






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Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Director
Region 2

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