Police say that black ice was the cause of rollover crash this morning on Highway 70. According to Deputy Wally Ritter, Steve VanMeter, 53, of Campbellsville was headed east when he hit the patch of ice and lost control of his 2006 Dodge Ram pickup.
Ritter said that the truck swerved through both lanes, flipped on it's top, rotated 180 degrees, then came to rest on it's side facing the opposite direction. VanMeter was transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green by Edmonson County EMS for non-life threatening injuries.
Also assisting at the scene were the Bear Creek, Chalybeate, and Wingfield Fire Departments, and Edmonson County Jaws of Life.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said black ice is a very serious and dangerous concern. "Most drivers simply see it as a patch of wet roadway, but this time of year when temperatures are consistently below freezing, that wet spot can become solid ice. We urge drivers to use extreme caution early in the mornings."
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