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Weather-related crash slows traffic on I-24 in western Ky.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A weather-related crash slowed down traffic for a time on Saturday morning in McCracken County.

It happened shortly after 4 a.m. on Interstate-24 at the 9 mile marker for a involving two semi-tractors and a car. 

An investigation showed that James E. Sheppard of Paducah, was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler westbound on I-24 approaching the 9 mile marker. Sheppard reportedly began to lose control of his vehicle due to ice on the roadway and made contact with a 2013 Volvo semi driven by Jason M. Stump of St. Louis.

Sheppard's Jeep then came to rest in a nearby ditch. Moments later, Sheppard's vehicle was then hit by a 2013 Freightliner semi driven by Cynthia A. Anker of Everson, Washington, traveling westbound.

All three driver involved were not injured in the collision. Both east and westbound lanes were reduced to one lane for cleanup crews. 

McCracken County Sheriff's Department was assisted at the scene by Reidland Fire Department, Mercy ambulance services, DES and EPA.


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