MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Deputies responded to a 3 vehicle accident on the I-24 bridge on Monday, May 8, around 4 p.m.
An investigation showed Kristina Cromeenes was traveling in the left hand lane when she had to suddenly stop to avoid striking a large object in her path that had been being run over by the semi-truck traveling in front of her.
The object was later identified as a rolled up tarp.
Cromeenes, was driving a 2013, Ford SUV when the vehicle was rear-ended by Korey Robertson, 18, of Illinois, operating a 2014, Chevrolet passenger car.
Traveling with Robertson was Henry Partain, 18, and an infant.
After the first crash, Robertson was then rear-ended by a 17-year-old of Illinois operating a 2003, Ford Pickup.
Traffic was reduced to one lane for about 45 minutes.
Roberston, the 17-year-old driver, Partain and the infant were transported to local hospitals for non-incapacitating injuries.
Deputies were assisted by Concord FD, Paducah FD, and Mercy EMS.