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Vehicle overturned on Rt. 40

Photo by Ritt Mortimer

KY RT. 40 – Two wrecks occurred on KY Rt. 40 this week as road conditions deteriorated.

A salt truck overturned on Rt. 40 on Monday just before 6 p.m. due to a soft shoulder, with no other vehicles involved and the driver out of the truck before rescue crews could arrive on scene. No injuries were reported.

Another wreck occurred on Tuesday, January 16, near the Magoffin/Johnson County line.

A local man was not seriously injured when his truck overturned into an icy creek near the road.

Magoffin County Sheriff Department’s Donavon Watson and eye witnesses told Mortimer Media Group the truck was traveling from Johnson County toward Salyersville, when a small Jeep SUV pulling out of a roadway and into the path of the truck.

The driver of the pickup truck attempted to miss the Jeep, but the two collided, throwing the truck into a spin and a slide and over the embankment, landing upside down into the creek.

He was wet, cold and cut up, but sustained no serious injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was arrested after reportedly driving on canceled tags, no insurance and having an active warrant.

Terry P. Patrick, 62, of Salyersville, was arrested and taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, facing the following charges: serving parole violation warrant, improper registration plate, improper display of registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance (first offense), and failure to produce insurance card.

Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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