Tanker truck overturns, spills whiskey on U.S. 460

shopkins@herald-leader.comNovember 12, 2009 

GEORGETOWN — A tanker truck hauling Canadian Club whiskey overturned Wednesday morning in Scott County.

The truck was on U.S. 460 near Craig Lane when the driver veered off the side of the road about 7:15 a.m., said Jack Donovan, the county's emergency management director. The truck was carrying 7,000 gallons of whiskey to the Jim Beam distillery in Frankfort.

The truck driver was not injured, Donovan said. No other vehicles were involved..

U.S. 460 was closed so crews could get the truck upright and retrieve the flammable liquid from it. Donovan said the tank was leaking from two places, but emergency workers were not sure how much of the whiskey had spilled onto the road.

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