Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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December 3, 2013

Truck accident snarls U.S. 23 traffic

RUSSELL — A dump truck hauling gravel overturned and snarled traffic on a busy stretch of U.S. 23 Monday morning.

No one was injured in the accident, which occurred about 10:50 a.m. in front of Hillbilly Flea Market in Russell.

According to the Russell Police Department, the truck driver, Sean Shields of Worthington, was traveling southbound on U.S. 23 when he braked hard to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him that had stopped abruptly. The truck veered sideways and went across the median into the northbound lanes of the roadway, where it made contact with a northbound pickup truck and turned over onto its side.

The pickup driver’s name was not immediately available.

The dump truck, owned by Pennington Trucking, was hauling a load of slag gravel to a blacktop plant. The load spilled out onto the road. Russell city workers cleaned it up using a loader and a small dump truck.

Northbound traffic was routed through the Hillbilly Flea Market parking lot while a crew from McGuire’s Towing worked to turn the dump truck back onto its wheels.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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