A Semi Tractor Trailer overturned Friday morning in the eastbound lane of the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway around 8:30amCT. The semi & trailer blocked all traiffic. The driver, 45-year-old Tavares Bell and a passenger, 34-year-old Pamela Bell of Wilmer, Texas escaped injuries.
The driver was transporting electrical wire to a Somerset business when he apparently dozed off and ran into the median and overcorrected, turning the semi and trailer over on its side. The Parkway was blocked for approximately 2 hours; 1 lane was open for traffic due to the wreckers, enviromental cleanup and other units assisting to get the semi unloaded and reloaded onto another truck.
The accident remains under investigation by Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston who was assisted at the scene by Chief Deputy Melton, EMS, Russell Springs Fire Department, and other first responders.