It was recently reported on multiple news outlets that the driver of a Rumpke garbage truck was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Sprout Springs Road in Clay City. WKYT stated that 57-year-old David Burgess of Mt. Sterling was riding along the roadway in his vehicle when he hit a curve the wrong way causing the truck to topple onto its right side. Burgess happened to be sitting on the right side as the vehicle was equipped with right-side driving and had an open right door.
The source stated that after the vehicle flipped, it dragged Burgess partially out of the vehicle. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene. When news reporter Emily Arroyo went out to the area where the accident occurred, she described the roadway as a “two-lane country road” with “steep and muddy ditches” that ran alongside it. These roadway conditions may have been contributing factors to causing the garbage truck to topple over. Arroyo went on to report that state troopers were conducting a formal investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident as well as what led to Burgess’ death.
Bridgett Biggs, who is the area safety manager for the company, spoke out after the fatal accident and said, “Our team is in mourning. This is a tragic loss. We can’t express the sorrow we are feeling for the loss of a team member. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with our employee’s family and friends.”
While the family has been notified of their loved one’s death, they are likely still waiting for answers to why this tragic accident transpired. In most instances, when someone is killed in a truck collision, their surviving family often has many questions, and not always can they find the answers they are seeking. That is why it is always recommended that you contact a truck accident attorney in Louisville, Kentucky in the event you are faced with these circumstances. As difficult as this time may be, it is important that you speak with a professional who is experienced in handling these types of cases who can address any questions and/or concerns you may have.
The Driver of a Stolen Semi-Truck Leads Police on Chase, Driver Still at Large
The driver of the semi took police on a chase from Kentucky to Ohio and back into Kentucky until he abandoned the vehicle after crashing into two police cruisers.
In other news, a man who police have not yet identified may be facing an attempted murder charge among many others after he stole a semi-truck from AC Trucking & Warehousing in Sharonville [Source: Cincinnati.com]. The driver, who was said to have blonde hair and a buzz cut, was last seen wearing blue jeans and an orange t-shirt. The company first reported the stolen truck to police around 4:00 a.m. on August 7thand when they first located the vehicle, the driver took police on a chase that went through Ohio and Kentucky.
At one point, the driver “intentionally swerved and crashed into a Campbell County police cruiser” on U.S. 27 and then collided head-on with another. He was said to have been driving in head-on traffic traveling at about 65 mph.
Luckily, the officer was able to escape his vehicle before the crash, however, the incident caused multiple vehicles to sustain damage. The 18-wheeler eventually came to a rest against a guardrail and the driver jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. A search was conducted involving police, K-9’s and helicopters but was called off after the weather did not permit them to continue on with their search.
It was later reported that the Campbell County police were called again after a resident suspected that a male who had been peering into his home matched the description of the male who had stolen the truck. He then fled again, and police were unable to locate him after the lighting and heavy rains interfered with their search. The unidentified male has not yet been caught by police, however, they are asking that anyone with information call 859-547-3100.
Because the suspect did intentionally hit two patrol vehicles, he is likely facing some serious charges including attempted murder.