Report: Speed a factor in garbage truck accident

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By Kelly McKinney

Speed was a factor in the overturning of a garbage truck on Bardstown Road last Monday that closed the road for about six hours, according to the accident report by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The report notes that the road was wet, and says the Rumpke garbage truck was traveling “too fast for conditions.”

The truck struck a guardrail, traveled over an embankment and struck a utility pole. It then overturned.

The road was closed as crews worked to remove fiber-optic wires from the roadway, and a wrecker towed the truck.

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