2 injured after car vs. semi crash on I-24

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - According to state transportation officials, there was a crash partially blocking one lane on Interstate 24 at  the 7 mile marker in Paducah.

It happened around 10:30 a.m.

Paducah Police say two people were injured and taken to Western Baptist Hospital for treatment.

Initially, the two vehicle collision had all lanes blocked, both southbound and northbound.

According to Paducah Police, a semi-truck driven by Michael Finnelly of Cass Lake, Minnesota was in the right lane going west on I-24 when a car driven by William Howard of St. Louis came down the I-24 west exit ramp from US 62.

The semi-truck driver told police he was not able to get over because there was a truck beside him in the other lane.

Police say the car sideswiped the semi's trailer.

The semi driver says the car then hit the right back section of his trailer.

Police say the driver of the car failed to yield.

The road re-opened shortly before 11:30 a.m.

The car's driver told police he did not remember what had happened.

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