Multiple crews responded to a wreck Tuesday after a man rear-ended a parked state pickup truck in a construction zone on Wilkinson Boulevard.
Frankfort Police said 48-year-old John Sullivan of Frankfort was driving eastbound on Wilkinson around 1:45 p.m. when he rear-ended a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet pickup parked in the left lane near the exit to U.S. 127 north.
“We don’t know why he drifted over (into the left lane),” Capt. Rob Richardson said at the scene of the accident Tuesday. “It’s clearly marked with cones.”
Transportation Cabinet road crews shut down the left lane earlier Tuesday afternoon for road repairs. Maj. Fred Deaton said Sullivan drove through orange construction cones marking the closed lane before striking the truck. It had a blinking arrow also alerting drivers of the lane closure.
Traffic was diverted onto Holmes Street and U.S. 127 north after the accident as several police officers and EMS officials helped the man out of his vehicle to a stretcher.
Richardson said Sullivan was conscious and talking with officers after the accident. He was taken with unknown injuries to Frankfort Regional Medical Center and has since been released.
The investigation is ongoing, and police said charges are possible against Sullivan.