Jack-knifed truck closes Danville Bypass Wednesday afternoon 

Published 8:07 am Friday, May 5, 2017


News release 

The Danville Bypass was closed for nearly two hours Wednesday afternoon when a driver pulling a horse trailer collided into another vehicle. 

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According to Danville Police, at 1:35 p.m., a 1993 Ford F-150 hauling a loaded horse trailer, driven by Terry Steele, 64, of Harrodsburg, was traveling southbound on the North Danville Bypass. According to statements obtained on the scene, Steele ran a red light and collided with a 2003 Ford E-250, driven by Austin Coleman, 24, of Harrodsburg. Coleman was making a left turn from Man-o-War Boulevard onto the North Danville Bypass. The collision occurred in the intersection and caused Steele’s truck and trailer to jack-knife, resulting in the truck crossing the center median and coming to final rest in the northbound lanes of the bypass.

Danville City Fire, as well as several towing agencies, assisted in the recovery and clean-up, which closed several lanes of the Danville Bypass for nearly two hours.  

No injuries were reported as a result of the collision, but one of the horses sustained a minor abrasion. 

Captain Chris Matano is the investigating officer.