- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A truck driver has been injured and part of a load of hazardous cargo dumped when the driver lost control on an ice-covered roadway in northeastern Kentucky and the truck turned over into a creek.

Kentucky State Police say 43-year-old Russell R. Leach of Duff, Tennessee, was northbound on Springdale Road in eastern Mason County delivering a blasting agent, ammonium nitrate fuel oil mixture. The Ledger-Independent said the delivery was headed to a lime and stone mine.

The newspaper said the driver suffered a broken arm and other injuries and was treated at a hospital and released.

Police said the Kentucky Department of Environmental Response was sent to direct cleanup. Springdale Road was expected to be closed into the night.

The truck was operated by Austin Powder Co. of Cleveland.


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