Semi hauling two trailers runs off I-64 in Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police were dispatched to a semi truck crash early Friday morning.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. on I-64 eastbound near the Montgomery-Clark county line.

A Clark County sheriff's deputy tells WKYT that the driver told him he fell asleep at the wheel. The truck clipped a guard rail and then careened down an embankment. It finally came to a stop in the tree line.

One trailer remained upright, but the second tipped over. The driver had to be pulled out of the wreckage by emergency personnel when they arrived.

Once the truck driver was taken to the hospital, tow truck crews had to figure out what to do with the wreckage, including what the UPS truck was hauling.

"I think there was 5 pounds a shotgun primers, which is a component of ammunition. It can be hazardous, but as long as it's handled properly, and it is. It's in the front trailer and it still up right. It's nothing to be concerned of," said Battalion Chief Ernest Barnes with Clark County Fire.

Police and fire officials say the driver of the truck was taken to UK Hospital with minor injuries.

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