State Police says a Calvert City man was arrested after a pursuit involving a dump truck.
Around 1 p.m. Friday, KSP responded to the area of the 16-mile marker of I-24 to assist the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department in a pursuit.
They say that before the pursuit, multiple calls came into the McCracken County Dispatch Center about a dump truck going the wrong way on the interstate.
KSP says multiple collisions were reported involving the dump truck at various locations in McCracken County.
Upon the arrival of troopers near the McCracken/Marshall County line on I-24, KSP says troopers took the lead in the pursuit which continued into Calvert City. It ended near the intersection of Highway 1532 and Highway 62 where the dump truck became disabled.
The driver of the dump truck, 23-year-old Dalton M. Lampley of Calvert City, was transported to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Once released, he was lodged in the Marchall County Jail for charges including 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.
KSP says that early reports indicated about 10 vehicles were involved in collisions with the dump truck on Friday. Multiple people were taken to hospitals for injuries, some of which are believed to be life-threatening.
The investigation is continuing by Trooper Donald Bowman and Paducah Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.