Tanker Truck Involved in Deadly Crash on Interstate

Kentucky Case Report: 14KY007
Release Date: May 12, 2014

The following report is the product of our Cooperative State partner and is presented here in its original unedited form from the state. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the individual Cooperative State partner and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.


February 17, 2014, on a cloudy Monday, around 4:40 p.m., a 40 year-old male tanker truck driver (victim) was driving down a straight level 3-lane interstate headed north bound to a neighboring state going approximately 70 m.p.h., to deliver his 45, 000 lbs. of liquid sodium sulfate when he came upon a slow moving vehicle in the right lane, the victim swerved to the left to avoid the vehicle and his 2001 Kenworth tractor trailer left the road. The victim then overcorrected and his semi flipped landing on its top in the right side of the roadway in a grassy area with a rock cut ditch.

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