MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Officers say two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in McCracken County.
It happened around 2:30 p.m. in the area of the 12 mile marker on the east bound side of Interstate 24.
Officers say Austin Johnson, 22, of Gilbertsville was traveling east bound on I-24 through a construction zone. Johnson told officers he was traveling around 40 mph when he realized traffic was stopped directly in front of him. Johnson said he applied the brakes and swerved to the left, but still collided with the vehicle stopped in front of him.
That vehicle was occupied by Kirsten Edwards, 46, of Benton, Ky. The impact of the collision knocked Edwards into the vehicle in front of her. The third vehicle was occupied by James Stephens, 82, of Paducah. All drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.
Both Edwards and Stephens were taken to an area hospital by Mercy Regional EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Reidland/Farley Fire Department assisted at the scene with traffic control and clean up.