Tractor trailer hauling hardwood flooring overturns in Madison County

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Emergency crews are cleaning up the mess caused by a tractor trailer that overturned on a normally busy road Monday night.

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 627 in Madison County, not far from the Clark County line.

Police say the driver of a tractor trailer, hauling more than 42,000 pounds of hardwood flooring, went off the right shoulder of the road and over corrected, causing the tractor trailer to overturn. State police say the tractor trailer slid 427 feet after overturning.

The truck driver was taken to UK Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Thankfully no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

"I know a lot of people use it as a cut through out of say Clark County instead of going through Lexington," said Officer Charles Tinsley, with the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. "They'll cut through to get to Richmond, so we're lucky that there wasn't a lot of traffic on this road."

The crash is impacting the northbound lanes of Highway 627. Police think it will be midnight at the earliest before the crash is cleared and northbound lanes reopen.

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