A single vehicle rollover crash this morning on Interstate 64 in Perry County sending a Charlestown, Indiana man to a regional hospital.

At 9:00 A.M. Tuesday morning, 40-year-old Richard Limback of Charlestown was attempting to turn his 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer onto the eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 64 from State Road 37. 

As Limback attempted to apply the brakes, he realized that he had brake failure, and began taking the on-ramp too fast.  The tanker trailer, full of oil sludge, rolled one time, coming to rest off the roadway on its side.

Limback suffered head, neck and back pain, and was flown to KentuckyOne Health University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky for treatment.  

Seatbelts were in use and reduced the severity of injuries. 

The tanker stayed intact and did not spill.

The ramp to Interstate 64 was closed for over three hours as the scene was cleared.  Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Perry County EMS.

Lead investigator:  Master Trooper Charles Pirtle