Box Truck Crash Shuts Down Traffic on Parkway
By West Kentucky Star Staff
BENTON, KY - A crash on the Purchase Parkway in Marshall County Thursday night shut down traffic for several hours.

Police say a box truck crashed into the Highway 408 overpass while traveling on the Purchase Parkway about 9:00 pm Thursday. The crash closed the Parkway in both directions for several hours.

There was a substantial amount of debris on the road and diesel fuel spilled. Traffic was detoured through Benton via KY 58 and US 641.  

A KYTC bridge inspector was called to the scene to assess the bridge. A check of the KY 408 overpass and pier found no structural damage. There was some superficial damage to the pier. 

The site was cleared and traffic resumed around 2:30 Friday morning. There's no word on the driver's condition.


Published 06:38 AM, Friday Dec. 01, 2017
Updated 07:07 AM, Friday Dec. 01, 2017

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