UPDATE FROM KENTUCKY STATE POLICE, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 8:00 A.M.:
The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury collision on the Cumberland Expressway (formerly Cumberland Parkway) near Columbia on Tuesday around 2:44 p.m. CT.
Preliminary investigation indicates a 2011 GMC being operated by 41-year-old Daniel Lloyd, of Glasgow, was stopped on the right emergency lane traveling East on the expressway. Lloyd attempted to turn from the emergency lane into the U-turn when he pulled into the path of a 2005 Freightliner being operated by 36-year-old Bengie Fletcher of Edmonton causing the GMC to overturn, ejecting two of the occupants. Fletcher’s vehicle continued off the roadway over an embankment coming to rest in a creek.
Lloyd, 33-year-old Kasey Cook of Glasgow, 29-year-old Anthony Garcia of Smiths Grove, and 26-year-old Lucas Wilson of Edmonton were all transported to T.J. Health Columbia with serious injuries. Fletcher was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries
Officer Casey Tooley investigated the collision and was assisted by the members of Kentucky State Police, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia City Police, Adair County EMS, Breeding Fire Department, Kentucky Department of Transportation, and Kentucky Division of Environmental Protection.
UPDATE FROM ADAIR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 9:05 P.M.:
Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection Emergency Response Team, Adair County Emergency Management, State Highway, Adair Sheriff, and Kentucky State Police, along with many other responders, remain on scene of a commercial vehicle accident on the Cumberland Expressway (formerly Cumberland Parkway). The eastbound lane remains closed between Edmonton and Columbia Exit 46. This accident caused a release of milk into Big Creek in the Gradyville community. While the release of milk poses no harm to livestock or persons, it can cause harm to aquatic species living in the streams.
This story will be updated as more information about the wreck becomes available.
ORIGINAL POST FROM TUESDAY, MAY 3, 4 P.M.:
Kentucky State Police Post 15 is currently on the scene of a two-vehicle injury collision on the Cumberland Expressway eastbound at the 41-mile marker, about five miles past the Walmart exit heading toward Metcalfe County. The roadway is currently closed while troopers are on scene conducting the investigation. The eastbound lane will be closed for approximately 6-8 hours. The westbound lane will be closed for approximately two hours. Motorists traveling east or west between Columbia and Edmonton should take Ky. 80.