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Dump truck driver dies in accident

By RANDY PATRICK

The Jessamine Journal

A dump truck overturned on Keene Road Saturday morning, killing the driver and closing the road for about 10 hours.

Lt. Anthony Purcell of the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office said the driver was Michael Centers of Nicholasville.

Dispatch got the call at 7:41 a.m. about the accident, which happened in the 1900 block of Keene Road, or Ky. 169 at U.S. 68 on the east side of the intersection near Ramsey Farm.

“It apparently ran off the road and back onto the road, and turned over on its back,” Purcell said.

Centers was already dead when his body was found lying on the ground, and the coroner pronounced him deceased at the scene of the accident.

Purcell said the Toyota dump truck was hauling gravel, which spilled onto the roadway.

Deputy Mark Mitchell was the investigating officer, and the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office did the accident reconstruction.

Other emergency service organizations that responded included Jessamine County EMS and the Jessamine County Fire Department.

According to the Coroner’s Office, Centers was 63. Betts & West Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. His funeral was to be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Chapel Hill Baptist Church.