Semi vs. car shuts down I-75 in Kentucky

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WVLT) -- An accident involving a semi truck scattered debris for hundreds of yards and shut down part of Interstate 75 in Kentucky for hours Friday morning.

Witnesses say they first called 911 around 4:15 a.m. Kentucky State Police say officers were already responding to a call of a slow-moving vehicle on the interstate, but before they could find the car a semi hit it from behind. The car, a Volkswagen Beetle, came to rest in the middle of the road; the semi went into the cable barriers.

The driver of the car was taken from the scene by ambulance, and then flown to University of Kentucky Medical Center. At last check the driver was still in serious condition. The driver of the semi was not hurt.

Traffic was stuck for at least six hours, first for accident
reconstruction, then for cleanup of the diesel fuel that had spilled
across the road, and finally while both vehicles were hauled away.

The truck was carrying car parts.


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