Central City, KY. (February 24, 2022) – On Thursday February 24, 2022 around 5:36 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Commercial Division responded to a 9-vehicle collision in Muhlenberg County on the Western Kentucky Parkway near the 65 mile marker.
Preliminary investigation indicates that two separate collisions had occurred. A 2014 Mack UPS commercial truck driven by Zeno Dupree of Antioch, TN lost control due the icy road conditions striking the Green River Bridge blocking the west bound lanes of the parkway. While the UPS truck blocked both lanes, an unknown person operating white box truck struck the UPS truck and fled the scene.
With the westbound lanes closed, a 2013 Dodge Journey operated by Davon Wright of Radcliff was unable to stop due to the icy conditions striking the rear of a 2011 Nissan Juke operated by Arvin Jenkins of Morgantown. Jenkins vehicle pushed into the rear of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Thomas Hildreth of Harned.
Millard Smith of Oakland, KY was operating a 2017 Freightliner was struck in the rear by a 2013 GMC Yukon operated by Steven Beck of Leitchfield. Bryan Sedivec was operating a 2019 Peterbilt stopped in traffic and was struck in the rear by Aaron Martin of Morgantown operating a 2018 Ford.
The Muhlenberg County EMS transported Steven Beck to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with critical injuries. The Ohio County EMS transported Aaron Martin to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Senior Officer George Pointer is investigating and was assisted by Senior Officer John Mark Sweeney, the Muhlenberg County EMS and Ohio County EMS.
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