June 29, 2011 — Wesley A. Walker, age 48, of Olive Hill, was killed early Wednesday morning in a two vehicle accident on the Industrial Parkway, according to Kentucky State Police.
The KSP in Ashland is investigating the two vehicle double fatality that occurred on KY 67approximately 1 ½ miles from US 23 in Greenup, KY. The collision involved two tractor-trailer / semi-trailers. Unit 1 vehicle, Identified as a 2005 Freightliner tractor, was travelling North hauling compacted salvaged cars. Unit 2 vehicle (make model unknown) was traveling South and was loaded with various products including soft drinks. Preliminary investigation indicates that Unit 1 lost control of his vehicle causing it to overturn onto its side skidding into Unit 2 (head-on). Both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames upon arrival of the Fire Department. Both drivers were killed in the collision.
Unit 1 driver has been identified as Walker. The vehicle was owned by J&W Recycling from Olive Hill, KY. The identity of Unit 2 has not been determined.
Multiple Fire Departments responded from the Greenup area and assisted with the scene. Both Rowan County and Greenup County Coroners were also on scene. Kentucky State Police Accident Reconstruction Teams and Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement also responded.
KY 67 remained closed Wednesday afternoon as crews continue to clean up debris from the scene. The collision is still under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.