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5 NEWS UPDATE: Coal Truck Accident Under Investigation
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on January 31, 2013 @ 7:26PM
Created on January 31, 2013 @ 1:06PM
 
5 News Update (1/31 2:00 p.m.)
 
State Police are investigating a morning accident involving a coal truck. 
 
The accident happened just before 10:00 Thursday morning in Route 73.  The driver of the tri-axle coal truck was heading west, just over the Taylor County line when he somehow lost control, went off the side of the road, and landed in Booths Creek.  
 
According to the Department of Highways the truck was in the creek for about an hour and a half and the road was closed for several hours while crews worked to clean up the scene.  The driver was not injured in this accident.
 
Original Story (1/31 12:00 p.m.)
 
Route 73 South in the Boothsville area has been closed for the latter part of Thursday morning, and much of the afternoon because of a coal truck accident.
 
5 News is on the scene; the only information authorities have shared with us so far is that the coal truck went into a creek. No one was reported to be seriously hurt in the accident.
 
Emergency officials do report that the road might be closed until the later part of the afternoon.
 
Our reporter is on the scene trying to get video and pictures of the coal truck. Once we get any more information or footage to show you, 5 News will share it with you immediately here on wdtv.com. We'll also feature it tonight on First at 5.

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