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January 30, 2014

Tanker truck wrecks near Sloans Valley

Road shut down; driver airlifted

Sloans Valley —

A McCreary County man was flown to Lexington following a tanker truck accident on South U.S. 27 today.
According to Pulaski County Public Safety Director Tiger Robinson, emergency responders were paged out at about 4:30 a.m. to a report of a wreck with entrapment.
A Cumberland Lake Shell gasoline tanker had overturned approximately six miles south of Burnside and gone over a 36-foot embankment.
The driver, Lucas Gregory, 25, told responders that he had swerved to miss an animal and the tanker caught the guardrail, causing him to go over the hill.
The extrication took approximately 45 minutes. Gregory was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
The road was shut down all morning and into the afternoon as crews at the scene removed the truck and cleaned up the oil spill. Robinson said that the truck was carrying approximately 8,250 gallons of fuel.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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