By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
An unknown vehicle switching lanes on northbound I-75 Tuesday afternoon sent a tractor-trailer swerving into the median.
Tony Brogdon, of Knoxville, with Kauri Transportation, said he was on the interstate when he was nearly involved in a major traffic crash. “I was in the (outside) lane,” he said. “I was passing this one car, and it just came over into the passing lane.”
He figured the driver didn’t see him and was trying to pass another tractor-trailer.
He said he had to swerve to avoid a crash. “I got right in the median and just held it,” he said. “I was just trying not to die.”
No witnesses stopped after Brogdon ended up in the median.
Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Sgt. Mike Taylor said he doesn’t expect to file any charges in this incident. “We’re not going to be able to find anyone,” Taylor said. “He just didn’t have a good enough description.”
Taylor said there was little damage to the truck, and towing services were only needed to get the truck from the wet, muddy median.
By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
- Local News
Survey results reviewed
Another step in the process on picking Corbin High School’s new principal was taken Wednesday, when the school’s Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council unanimously approved the criteria to help them make that decision.
Disney pleads guilty, avoids trial in robbery case
A Gray man pleaded guilty to the December 2012 robbery of a convenience store Wednesday in Laurel County Circuit Court.
Fiscal court approves truck purchase, bid advertisement during meeting
The Laurel County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the approval of the purchase of a used truck for the Laurel County Highway Department as well as advertising for bids for janitorial services.
Body found in North Corbin, autopsy planned
An autopsy will be conducted in Frankfort today (Wednesday), to determine the cause of death of a North Corbin woman who was found outside her home Tuesday.
Corbin man arrested for burglary
A Corbin man has been arrested in connection with the Monday burglary of a convenience store, according to Corbin Police Public Affairs Officer Maj. Rob Jones.
CSX Corporation to repair rail crossing
CSX Corporation will begin repairs on the railroad crossing south of Gray at KY 233 mile point 4.6 (Big Indian Road) beginning today (Wednesday) and concluding Thursday evening.
Winning bids go out for Sanders Park work
Work on Phases 2-4 of the Colonel Sanders Park project was given approval by the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission, during a special session Tuesday.
Whitley sees another jailer, magistrate candidate
Candidates throughout the Tri-County area continue to prepare for the May 20 election — an election that will decide many races in the spring.
Ohio man found dead in W’burg hotel pool
A man traveling with family from South Carolina after his brother’s graduation from the Marines was found dead the day before Thanksgiving in the swimming pool of the Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg.
Police Roundup - Dec. 4, 2013
A Corbin man and woman were arrested Sunday following a domestic violence complaint, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
- More Local News Headlines
- Survey results reviewed