Update: Details released in Hal Rogers Parkway crash

Courtesy: Manchester Enterprise
Courtesy: Manchester Enterprise(WYMT)
Published: Feb. 12, 2018 at 10:53 AM EST
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5 p.m. Update: Kentucky State Police say two drivers were injured Monday in a crash on the Hal Rogers Parkway.

Officer Chris McQueen says Isaac Byron Holland, 24, was driving a Laurel Grocery tractor-trailer when he rear-ended a coal truck around 10 a.m.

McQueen says Holland was flown to UK Hospital with critical injuries.

The other tractor-trailer McQueen says was driven by Jackie Bowling, 59, and was carrying approximately 120,000 pounds of coal.

Bowling was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

McQueen says between 10,000-20,000 pounds of coal spilled onto the parkway along with 50 plus gallons of fuel from Holland's truck.

The road was closed for almost five hours as crews from several agencies cleaned up the spills. The road was re-opened at 2:30 p.m.

EcoTech is still on scene making sure all of the fuel spill is cleaned-up.

The crash is still under investigation.


2 p.m. Update:

Dispatchers tell us the scene has been cleared and the parkway is back open.


Original story:

Police are on the scene of a crash involving two tractor-trailers on the Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County.

Dispatch tells WYMT it is right before the Manchester exit.

The Manchester Enterprise reports two people were injured, but we do not know which vehicle they were in or what their condition is.

One of the tractor trailers was a coal truck. In the picture, you can see coal on the roadway along with diesel and oil.

Officials say the road will be shut down for several hours while they clean up the scene. We're told there is a detour in place on old Highway 80.

This story will be updated.