Truck Overturns, Spills Milk On I-64

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

A tractor trailer crash leaves a milky mess on a central Kentucky interstate.

The truck overturned at around noon on Thursday on I-64 in Clark County at mile marker 96.

The truck was hauling dairy product and when it turned over, it lost part of its load, spilling milk and yogurt on the highway.

"The tractor trailer just got filled up at the Winchester Dairy farm here in Winchester and had just got on I-64 before the 96 mile marker when he lost control," said Shannon Stone of the Winchester Police Department.

The driver, who did not want to be identified, tells 27 NEWSFIRST he swerved, trying to avoid hitting another car, and was unable to regain control of the truck

"The tractor trailer overturned and struck the guardrail, ruptured the container and now we have a lot of spilled milk," Stone said.

Police also say crews are hard at work cleaning up the mess as quickly as possible because there was more than milk flowing along the interstate.

"We expect more delays because we have haz mat on their way. There was a bit of diesel fuel that spilled and is contained, but they have to clean that up along with the spilled milk," Stone said.

The interstate is back open, but there were still some slow downs in the area as of Thursday afternoon.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the driver was not injured.


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