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Overturned truck Adair Co. closes Hwy 55 S Road for hours

Northbound 2007 Mack truck drops off should of road. When driver attempted to regain control, the load of rock he was carrying shifted, causing the vehicle to overturn. KY 55 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the collision.
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By Sgt Jason Morris, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police, Region Two

Columbia, KY (Mon 27 Nov 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury collision on KY 55 near the intersection of Montpelier Road today around 1:19pmCT.


Preliminary investigations indicate that 29 year-old Dennis Rowe of Columbia was operating a 2007 Mack Dump Truck traveling north on KY 55. Rowe's vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, when he attempted to regain control, the load of rock he was carrying shifted, causing the vehicle to overturn. KY 55 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the collision. Rowe was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was transported to T. J. Health Hospital by the Adair County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

Sergeant Randy Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff's Department, EMS and Kentucky Highway Department.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores. Download the KSP mobile app by searching "KSPOLICE" in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.


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Hwy 55 S. Road, near Zion, blocked by overturned semi



2017-11-27 - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
A truck loaded with crushed stone overturned and spilled out over the road, necessitating a detour utilizing Old Glens Fork Road and other roads in the area as the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement coordinated efforts with the Adair County Sheriff's Office and the Adair County EMS to clear the area on Monday afternoon, November 27, 2017. On the right the relatively new bridge over Glens Fork Creek can be seen. - EW

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Load of gravel spilled over roadway in one-vehicle accident



2017-11-27 .
Kentucky State Police investigated this single vehicle injury collision on KY 55 near the intersection of Montpelier Road Monday, 27 Nov 2017, around 1:19pmCT. KSP reported preliminary investigations indicated 29 year-old Dennis Rowe’s vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, when he attempted to regain control, the load of rock he was carrying shifted causing the vehicle to overturn. KY 55 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the collision. - KSP Sergeant Jason Morris

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