Semi hauling lumber overturns on Purchase Parkway - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Semi hauling lumber overturns on Purchase Parkway

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The Purchase Parkway northbound ramp to eastbound I-24 is back open after a crash with a semi trailer hauling lumber.

According to Kentucky State Police, Steven Clifton, 49, of Mayfield was northbound on Jackson Purchase Parkway taking exit 52 to I-24 eastbound and went off the shoulder of the road.

Clifton's semi trailer load then shifted and it's lumber overturned.

The semi came to a rest on the driver's side, trapping Clifton inside the vehicle. He was removed from the semi by another driver.

The lumber spilled over the entire ramp, closing it for six hours while lumber was removed.

Clifton was injured and taken to Lourdes Hospital.

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