UPDATE: Mountain Parkway victim was Salyersville man standing by his vehicle
UPDATE POSTED 6:30 A.M., SEPT. 29, 2020
STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a man is dead after being hit by a truck.
KSP says 18-year-old Brendan Evans of McDowell was driving a pickup truck east on Mountain Parkway when he crossed lanes and hit 30-year-old Charley Bailey of Salyersville. Police say Bailey was standing at the rear of his truck and trailer that was parked in the emergency lane. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Evans was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital to be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.
UPDATE POSTED 9:37 P.M., SEPT. 29, 2020
STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The eastbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway reopened shortly after 9:00 p.m. after being closed for more than six hours following a deadly accident on Tuesday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
A stretch of the eastbound lanes of the parkway in Powell County were closed while crews investigated the accident.
UPDATE POSTED 7:15 P.M. SEPT. 29, 2020
STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The eastbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway could be shutdown until as late as 9 p.m. as crews continue to work the fatal accident, according to Stanton Police and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 3:45 P.M. SEPT. 29, 2020
STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Mountain Parkway is shutdown at mile marker 22 while investigators work a fatal accident.
According to both the Stanton Police Department and Fire Department, the accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. Witnesses said one vehicle was a Ford Ranger but first responders could not confirm that.
According to police, Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway is closed eastbound at the 22MM until the 33MM.
Fire officials and others are out directing traffic. Traffic can detour via Highway 15 to Highway 11 South to Highway 715 and re-enter the Parkway at exit 40, police and fire leaders say.