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Kentucky man injured when truck flips

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP-- A Kentucky man was trapped inside a coal truck for more than one hour Tuesday morning after the truck flipped.

At approximately 8:05 a.m., Bryan Hutchinson, 33, of Catlettsburg, Ky., was driving east on County Road 1A (Old U.S. 52). While he was turning a sharp curve near the U.S. 52 exit ramp, his coal truck, filled with sand, flipped onto its passenger side.

&uot;He was trapped in there for 45 minutes to an hour,&uot; said Bill Goff, assistant chief of the Hamilton Township Fire Department. &uot;Thanks to mutual aid from other departments, we were able to use the jaws of life and cutters and spreaders to get him out.&uot;

To free Hutchinson, crews walked through a large pile of spilled sand with some also working on the top of the flipped truck.

They removed him from the truck at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Hutchinson was trapped between the seat and the steering column, Goff said, making this one of the toughest accident scenes in which he has assisted.

However, 25 to 35 people were on the scene with him, Goff said.

Hutchinson only suffered a dislocated shoulder and was conscious when he was removed from the truck, said Trooper Rob McClelland of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The contributing factor in this accident was Hutchinson driving around the curve with the heavy load at an unsafe speed, McClelland said. Hutchinson was cited for failure to maintain control of the vehicle. Amelia Pridemore/The Ironton Tribune