GRAND RIVERS, KY – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reporting that KSP Post 1, Mayfield received a call from Livingston County Dispatch at approximately 2:45 p.m. CT on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 requesting troopers and commercial vehicle enforcement officers respond to an overturned truck on US 62 on the east side of the Kentucky Dam bridge.
The initial investigation revealed Anthony Cooper, 25 years old of Flemingsburg, KY was operating a 1998 Peterbilt truck pulling a cattle trailer westbound on US 62.
For reasons still under investigation, it appears that the front right steering tire on the Peterbilt blew out and the vehicle left the right side of the roadway, striking the guardrail, at which time the vehicle overturned over the guardrail off the right side of the roadway.
The operator reported to wearing his seatbelt and sustaining no injuries. The trailer was loaded with approximately 57 head of cattle.
US 62 was shut down for several hours to allow for clean up of the crash site and rounding up of loose cattle.
The investigation continues by Trooper Derral Redwine.
KSP was assisted on scene by Grand Lakes Fire Department, Livingston County EMS, Livingston County Emergency Management, Livingston County Sheriffs Department, Kentucky Highway Department, JPEC, Livingston County Stockyard, and Stinnets Towing.
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