A Caneyville man was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway Monday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police (KSP) investigated a three-vehicle collision on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Caneyville that resulted in the death of a Grayson County man at approximately 12:10 a.m. CT Monday.
KSP’s preliminary investigation said a 2016 Ford F350, driven by Jeffery Hammonds, 59, of Jackson, Tennessee, was traveling west on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Caneyville when the vehicle it was following abruptly changed lanes, revealing a 1996 Nissan pickup truck driven by 49-year-old Barry Embry of Caneyville.
According to a KSP press release, Embry was pulled over in the slow lane behind a 1997 Ford Dump Truck in an attempt to provide visible protection to Corry Shadburn, 45, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky. The dump truck had mechanical problems that caused it to become stuck in the slow lane.
Hammonds could not avoid hitting the back of Embry’s truck, which, in turn, caused him to hit the back of the dump truck.
Embry was declared deceased by the Grayson County Coroner’s Office. Hammonds and Shadburn were uninjured.
Senior Private Tyler Lynch is investigating and was assisted at the scene by personnel from KSP, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Grayson County Constable, Caneyville and Leitchfield Fire Departments, and County EMS. Grayson.