Edmonson Voice Report:
The Kentucky State Police investigated a three-vehicle collision on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Caneyville that resulted in the death of a Grayson County man on Monday around 12:10PM.
According to a KSP press release, a 2016 Ford F350 operated by 59-year-old Jeffery Hammonds of Jackson, TN was traveling west on the Western Kentucky Parkway near Caneyville when the vehicle he was following abruptly changed lanes, which revealed a 1996 Nissan pickup truck being operated by 49-year-old Barry Embry of Caneyville.
Embry was stopped in the slow lane behind a 1997 Ford Dump Truck attempting to offer visible protection for 45-year-old Corry Shadburn of Beaver Dam, police said. The dump truck had mechanical problems, which caused the vehicle to become disabled in the slow lane; Hammonds was unable to avoid striking the rear of Embry's truck, which caused him to strike the rear of the dump truck, according to KSP.
Police said that Hammonds and Shadburn were not injured in the collision. Barry L. Embry was pronounced deceased by the Grayson County Coroner's Office.
Senior Trooper Tyler Lynch is investigating and was assisted on scene by personnel from the Kentucky State Police, Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Grayson County Constable, Caneyville and Leitchfield Fire Departments and Grayson County EMS.