One Dead After Coal Truck Accident

One person has been killed in a crash involving two loaded coal trucks.
It happened on US 23 near Louisa around 8am.

Kentucky State Police say both semi's were headed north when one of the trucks rear-ended the other truck. The driver of the truck in the rear, lost control,crossed over into southbound lanes and overturned. Coal was spilled over all four lanes of the highway. That semi also caught fire.

Troopers say the driver of that truck, 38-year old Charles Cable of Jenkins, was killed. The driver of the truck that was hit was taken to a Louisa Hospital. No word on his condition.


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  • by austin dean cable Location: dorton kentucky on Feb 11, 2009 at 07:49 PM
    god i miss heavy so much it is like he wasnt been goin two weeks this for all the people who dont like coal trucker you dont realize how much guts to be a coal truck driver and he rested his life ever day and at 7:00 before school we got call and i creid my eyes out and i cant beleave it has been a year i love you heavy duty. in my heart u are my crew chef and allways will be
  • by Daughter on Feb 1, 2009 at 11:58 PM
    Almost one year. And I still love you. And Miss you.
  • by Amanda & Robert Location: Virgie on Jan 2, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    We said a new years prayer for your family Heavy. No words can make the pain go away, but please know that you and your family are still in our thoughts.
  • by chelsea Location: p-ville on Sep 27, 2008 at 06:12 PM
    7 months and 22 days later i still love you..i miss you so much babe!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2008 at 04:28 AM
    Hey "b", it's a political thang! You aint gettin any more weigh stations. Politicians would looooose votes. As a matter of fact, they're getting ready to Merge KVE under KSP. Aint no tellin what will happen then. As for "all the drivers", it's about truckin and makin money- that's it. That's why coal trucks can load so much more than any other truck. If a truck with 120,000lbs of groceries aint safe, how come a truck with 120,000lbs of coal is? Some people need coal. All people need groceries. Like I said, it's a political thang!
  • by b Location: ky on Jul 9, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    We need the trucks to deliver stuff to us. But if we had weigh stations on some of the other highways instead of just the main ones, then maybe the companies would stop overloading the trucks to make more profits. They need to think of ALL the drivers on the roads. Get the companies where it hurts the most. If they overload, then overload their pockets with fines or shut downs.
  • by Kevin on Jul 8, 2008 at 01:56 PM
    That is amazing that a story that is 5 months old contiues to be the most viewed story. Shows you how many people go to the most viewed stories list and clicks from there. I was thinking that I just drove through there yesterday and didnt see any remanents of a coal spill. Anyway, I do remember that accident and it is a direct result of a new traffic light installed at the foot of the hill. I have almost ran into coal trucks tht have to start from a dead stop at the light. They creep up that hill, and it is very dangerous, if you only half pay attention like i do. I know there were several passanger car accidents at that intersection prior to the red light, but that just goes to prove that sometimes installing lights doesnt make it safer. I know there has been several accidents there since the lights were installed, including this one back in FEBRUARY for gods sake. Quit clicking on this story.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Jul 7, 2008 at 05:19 PM
    HOW is this the most viewed story right now??? It happened in FEBRUARY!!! Please remove this story from the site.
  • by charles Location: lost creek on Jul 7, 2008 at 03:40 PM
    my prayers go to the familys of this is very sad I think they need to stick to trains instead of big trucks an give all the truckers a Job drivin a train around the clock
  • by robert Location: 85603 on Jul 7, 2008 at 03:36 PM
    what were the results of the poll, "should prayer and the ten commandments be allowed in public schools?"

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