A one-vehicle crash involving a coal truck resulted in no serious injury but temporarily closed KY 2007 near Coldiron on Tuesday.
According to Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement Public Information Officer Steven Douglass, Randy Collier, 46, of Mayking, was operating the vehicle.
“No one was seriously injured,” Douglass explained. “The operator was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for very minor injuries.”
Douglass said preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle may have been traveling too fast.
“Speed could have been a factor when (the operator) attempted to negotiate a curve,” Douglass said. “Apparently, the truck just overturned at that location.”
Douglass pointed out the driver exhibited no signs of intoxication and no charges related to the incident are likely.
“Drugs and alcohol are definitely not factors in this,” Douglass said.
Douglass added there was some cleanup required.
“There was a fuel spill due to the fuel tanks rupturing,” Douglass said. “There was a road closure for some time at that location…being a fully loaded coal truck, it’s probably going to take some time to clean up the debris.”
Douglass stated Collier was operating a truck owned by R & S Trucking, a company based in Whitesburg.
Harlan County Emergency Management, Pennington Wrecker Service and the Wallins Fire Department responded to the scene.
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