Tobacco truck overturns, blocks traffic
PERRYVILLE - A traffic accident at 8:30 a.m. Monday on U.S. 150 2.5 miles west of Perryville caused a traffic backup for over an hour, state police said.
Dennis A. Vowels, 44, of Nicholasville, was westbound in a 2002 Peterbilt tractor-trailer truck when he rounded a curve and was blinded by the sun. The truck, which was hauling about 50,000 pounds of tobacco, veered off the road and struck a utility pole, overturned and slid on its top. It struck a stop sign and raised concrete bridge before coming to a stop on its left side.
Vowels was transported by Boyle County Emergency Medical Service to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for minor leg injuries.