KSP Trooper Jake Harper investigated the accident that occurred on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at approximately 6:10pmCT on KY 61, six miles south of Burkesville, KY at the intersection of KY 485. 31-year-old John Bernard of Russell Springs, KY was operating a 1996 Peterbilt eastbound on KY 485. As he approached the intersection of KY 61, his throttle stuck. Bernard was unable to stop before he got to the intersection and pulled into the path of a 2012 Dodge Pickup truck, operated by 39-year-old Seth Turner of Burkesville, KY.
Turner and a female juvenile passenger were transported by EMS to Cumberland County Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Bernard and a passenger, 31-year-old James Burris, were not injured.