A wreck on Interstate 69 in Caldwell County this morning caused some significant traffic issues.
The incident happened around 6:30 in the southbound lanes of the highway formerly known as the Western Kentucky Parkway, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.
KSP says 63-year old Kenneth Hopper of Oran, Missouri was driving a tractor trailer hauling eggs southbound when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The semi ran off the right side of the road and hit an embankment. It overturned and came to rest on its passenger side off the roadway.
Hopper, who was wearing his seat belt, was not injured. He was cited for log book violations. The egg spill did cause a mess and crews worked well into the late morning hours to clean it up before the right lane could be re-opened.
The state health inspector and Environmental Protection Agency assisted law enforcement on the scene.