Coal Truck Crashes and Burns after Being Hit by Flying Tires

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A loaded coal trucked crashed and burned after being hit by flying tires from a semi traveling in the opposite direction.

The accident happened on U.S. 23 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, about 8:30 Tuesday morning.

Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says a flat bed tractor trailer belonging to a company out of Louisa was traveling south when the front dual tires on the drivers side came off and crossed over into the northbound lanes and into the path of the loaded coal truck .

Wheeler says the coal truck ended up going off the road, through the guardrail and then overturning before catching on fire. The driver was able to get out. He was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

No word if the driver of the semi was cited in the accident.

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