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Cumberland Co., KY fireman injured avoiding collision

Fireman avoids collision with truck entering roadway, but his 1987 German Emergency Products Fire Truck travels over embankment into a creek bed.
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By TFC William R. Gregory, Public Information Officer

BURKESVILLE, KY (11 Apr 2017) - Tpr. David Long is investigating a collision that occurred on April 4 2017 at 6:20pmCT, at he junction of KY 1880 and KY 90, one mile east of Burkesville, KY.

33-year-old Jeremy Cooksey, of Burkesville, KY, was operating a northbound 1987 German Emergency Products Fire Truck on KY 1880 when a southbound Ford truck entered the northbound lane. Cooksey avoided the collision but traveled over an embankment and into a creek bed.

He was belted but was taken to Cumberland County Hospital where he was treated and released.

Tpr. Long was assisted at the scene by the Cumberland County Sheriff's office, Fire and Rescue and the Burkesville Police Department.

This story was posted on 2017-04-11 12:54:31
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