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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  • by Thomas Location: ky on May 23, 2008 at 06:25 AM
    Oh watch out because there was an incident invoving milk the price may go to 7.00 a gallon. That if the milk companies can use the same exuse as the oil companies.
  • by gcg Location: carlisle on May 23, 2008 at 05:39 AM
    guess milk will go up a dollar a gallon,that will be even with gas
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on May 23, 2008 at 04:25 AM
    I hope the HazMat team was able to clean up the environmental damage caused by the milk going sour. Damage to sensitive weeds and thistles growing along the highway and the endangered Kentucky Polar Bear that might ingest the toxic soured milk should concern us all.
  • by tv on May 22, 2008 at 07:20 PM
    I hope no one cries over this.
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on May 22, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    I read the other day that somwhere a truck turned over and spilt 10tons of oreo cookies. I wonder if the same people that responded to teh cookie truck will come get some free milk. Lol
  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2008 at 06:43 PM
    Glad no one was injured, but too bad it didn't happen next to the Oreo truck that overturned in IL or IN, whichever it was.


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