Aug. 29, 2012 — I-64 westbound at the Morehead exit was closed Tuesday night after a wreck involving a truck carrying hazardous materials.
On Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 9:46 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Morehead received several calls in reference to a two-vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle carrying hazardous materials at the 137 mile marker on I-64 westbound.
Rebecca Katz, 56, was operating a 2008 Mazda passenger car westbound on I-64 when she attempted to merge into traffic, police said.
Katz struck a 2008 Kenworth operated by Tonia M. Kennedy, 52, who was traveling westbound on 1-64 at exit 137.
Katz made contact with the front right tire of Kennedy’s 2008 Kenworth causing her to lose control. Katz then struck a tool box located on the trailer of Kennedy’s Kenworth and coming to a final stop on the westbound shoulder.
Kennedy was transporting a military load carrying Class 1.1 explosives UN0397 Rockets, liquid fueled bursting charge.
The Haz-Mat load was not damaged as a result of the accident, police said.
Katz was transported from the scene by Rowan County Emergency Medical Service to St. Claire Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.
KSP-CVE Officer Dennis Johnson was assisted on scene by Trooper Christopher Jones, Trooper Jared Wagner, Morehead Fire Department, Rowan County Emergency Medical Service and Morehead Police Department.
The accident remains under investigation by Johnson.