KSP says driver in parkway accident earlier this month now unidentified

Kentucky State Police now say the driver in a two-vehicle collision that closed the Cumberland Parkway for several hours earlier this month is unidentified.

The preliminary investigation indicated 41-year-old Daniel Lloyd of Glasgow was the driver, but through further investigation, the driver has not been positively identified.

Kentucky State Police say the investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Below is the initial report of the accident. 

The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury collision on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway near Columbia on Tuesday around 2:44 p.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2011 GMC being operated by 41-year-old Daniel Lloyd of Glasgow, was stopped on the right emergency lane traveling East on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway.

Lloyd attempted to turn from the emergency lane into the U-turn when he pulled into the path of a 2005 Freightliner being operated by 36-year-old Bengie Fletcher of Edmonton, causing the GMC to overturn and ejecting two of the occupants.  Fletcher’s vehicle continued off the roadway over an embankment coming to rest in a creek.

Daniel Lloyd, 33-year-old Kasey Cook of Glasgow, 29-year-old Anthony Garcia of Smith Grove and 26-year-old Lucas Wilson of Edmonton were all transported to T.J. Samson Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

Bengie Fletcher was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries.

Officer Casey Tooley investigated the collision, and was assisted by the members of Kentucky State Police, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia City Police, Adair County EMS, Breeding Fire Department, Kentucky Department of Transportation, Kentucky Division of Environmental Protection.

Large amounts of milk were released into a creek in Adair County from the Freightliner, which caused the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection Emergency Response Team to respond to the scene as well.

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