Knox man dies in fatal coal truck wreck on Hwy. 92

August 4, 2016
Photo Submitted The coal truck above was driven by James Gambrel of Woolum. Gambrel was driving for J&P Contractors of Barbourville. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said “It appears that he possibly had a medical emergency and left the roadway.” Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is investigating the accident.

Photo Submitted
The coal truck above was driven by James Gambrel of Woolum. Gambrel was driving for J&P Contractors of
Barbourville. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said “It appears that he possibly had a medical emergency
and left the roadway.” Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is investigating the accident.

By Mark White


For The Mountain Advocate

Emergency officials think a medical emergency may be the reason for a fatal coal truck accident late Thursday morning on Ky. 92E near Mossy Gap.

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced James Gambrel, 59, of Woolum, dead at the scene about noon.

Croley said that Gambrel was driving an 18-wheel Peterbilt semi, which was loaded with coal, east on Ky. 92 near the 21-mile marker when the wreck happened.

“It appears that he possibly had a medical emergency and left the roadway,” Croley said.

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