I-24 lanes are back open after multi-vehicle crash

I-24 lanes are back open after multi-vehicle crash
Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash on I-24 involving four semi-tractor trailers and two passenger vehicles.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Lanes of I-24 are back open after a multiple-vehicle crash shut down part of Interstate 24 in McCracken County, Kentucky on Tuesday, June 25.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, at 9:40 a.m., a crash involving four semi-tractor trailers and two passenger vehicles shut down the westbound lanes of I-24 at exit 16, just west of the U.S. 68 Paducah-Reidland Exit 16 interchange.

According to the sheriff’s office, lanes opened back up around 2:30 p.m.

KYTC reports the crash has created a substantial traffic back-up and detours were created ease traffic.

The westbound lanes of Interstate 24 are shutdown at exit 16 in McCracken County, Kentucky due to a multiple vehicle crash. (Source: Google Maps)
The westbound lanes of Interstate 24 are shutdown at exit 16 in McCracken County, Kentucky due to a multiple vehicle crash. (Source: Google Maps) (Source: Google Maps)

Deputies say a FedEx Ground semi-tractor trailer, driven by 57-year-old Michael Arnold, of Decatur, Georgia, was going westbound on I-24 when it came up to slowed traffic in the right lane at the 15.5 mile marker because of road maintenance.

They say Arnold hit another semi-tractor trailer, which started a chain reaction crash involving two other semi-tractor trailers and two passenger vehicles.

According to the sheriff’s office, all parties involved were not injured in the crash.

It’s unclear if there are injuries.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Mercy Regional Ambulance, McCracken County Department of Emergency Services, Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Stinnett’s Towing and Jason’s Collision Center.

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