Sr. Officer Corey Payton investigated the collisionNewport, KY. (December 30, 2019) – On Tuesday December 30th at approximately 5:43 a.m. ET, Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge received a call of a semi pulling a tanker trailer losing the material being carried traveling south on Interstate 471 in Campbell County.
Preliminary investigation indicate 47 year-old Douglas Keeney of Springfield, OH was operating a 2017 Freightliner pulling a dry bulk tank trailer loaded with dehydrated lime. While he was traveling south on Interstate 75 in Ohio for an unknown reason the trailer-received damage causing the material to spill onto the roadway covering approximately 14 miles of Interstate. The Newport Police Department stopped Keeney’s vehicle along Interstate 471 in Campbell County with the right lane covered in lime. The spill caused a road closure for several hours while crews cleaned up the lime.
Sr. Officer Corey Payton investigated the collision; the Newport Police Department and Kentucky Department of Transportation assisted him on scene.
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