SO MANY CRAZIES AND DRUNKS AND DRUG-ADDICTS ON THE ROAD:
CALVERT CITY, Ky. (WZTV) — Multiple people were taken to the hospital, some with life-threatening injuries, after being struck by a dump truck traveling the wrong way on I-24.
The dump truck driver, Dalton M. Lampley, 23, of Calvert City, Ky. is charged with 1st Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment of a Police Officer, 1st Offense Driving Under the Influence, 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting Arrest.
Multiple calls came in about 1 p.m. regarding a dump truck traveling the wrong way on I-24 near mile marker 16. Kentucky State Police responded to assist the McCracken County Sheriff Department in a pursuit.
Troopers took lead of the pursuit near the McCracken/Marshall County line. The chase continued into Calvert City and ended near the intersection of Highway 1523 and Highway 62, where the dump truck became disabled.
Police said there were about 10 vehicles struck by the dump truck, with multiple people being taken by ambulance to hospitals in McCracken County for injuries, some believed to be life-threatening.
Lampey was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and lodged in Marshall County Jail upon his release.The Marshall County Sheriff Department, Calvert City Police Department, Paducah Police Department and Marshall County Ambulance Service are assisting KSP and McCracken County Sheriff's Department in the case.