Wet Roads Cause Accident Involving Log Truck, SUV

Posted at 11:56 AM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 11:56:45-04

ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– One person was sent to the hospital and the road is closed following a crash involving an SUV and a logging truck.

It happened on Kentucky 519 near Rifle Range Road in Morehead.

Officials say an SUV slammed into a logging truck Tuesday morning, sending the driver of that SUV to the hospital. 

Danny Gilliam is counting his blessings. He was in the slow lane of KY 519 with a full load on his truck bed, when an SUV came hydroplaning from the southbound lanes into the front end of his truck.

The driver of the SUV had to be taken to a nearby hospital while Gilliam walked away with some cuts and a sore left knee. KY 519 was closed for several hours for clean up.

"[The] SUV lost control. Came over in my lane, Sliding sideways. I don’t know if it was the road, or he was distracted by his phone or what. I was in the slow lane and he come across on me. Wasn’t nothing I could do."

The sheriff added that the impact was so forceful it sent the logging truck on its side, which is why he insisted the driver seek medical attention.