Deputies: Truck driver chokes on coffee, crashes on I-75

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SCOTT SCOUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Scott County Sheriff’s Office says a semi-truck driver told deputies he choked on his coffee, causing his semi to rollover on I-75 Saturday evening.

The driver has minor injuries, but is expected to be okay, according to deputies.

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It happened around 7:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 134.

When the semi rolled over it leaked diesel into the ground and a nearby storm drain deputies say.

PECCO came out to assist with environmental clean up.

At the time of the crash all southbound lanes were closed, but by 9 p.m. officials were able to open the left hand emergency lane to allow traffic through, deputies say.

The sheriff’s office says it doesn’t anticipate any criminal charges.