MANCHESTER, KY - The Manchester Police Department is reporting that on Thursday, November 2, 2023, MPD Officers responded to a two vehicle collision at the Hal Rogers Parkway exit in Manchester.
A Tri-Axle dump truck loaded wirh graval was exiting the parkway when its brakes apparently failed resulting in a collision with another vehicle. Reportedly both drivers were transported to AdventHealth in Manchester for treatment. The dump truck driver was later airlifted to another facility.
According to MPD, the parkway was shut down for several hours.
Crash scene photos from the Manchester Police Department.
The City of Manchester Fire Department reported that at approximately 9:56 AM, Thursday morning their department was notified by Clay County E-911 of a two vehicle accident with a large explosion on the Hal Rogers Parkway.
Upon arrival at the scene, there was a dump truck fully involved in fire after striking another passenger vehicle and a guardrail.
The patient was extricated by bystanders on scene, firefighters extinguished the fire and remained on scene for several hours until the parkway was reopened and back to normal traffic flow.
The City of Manchester Fire Department extends a special thank you to the Fogertown Fire Department for their mutual aid response.
Assisting on scene: Fogertown Fire Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Manchester Police Department, Clay County EMS, Air Evac Lifeteam, Kentucky State Police, Clay County Emergency Management, Eco-Tech, & Allen’s Towing.
SOURCES: Manchester Police Department, The Manchester Enterprise and The City of Manchester Fire Department.