Power crew uses equipment to lift overturned semi blocking traffic on southbound I-69

Power crew uses equipment to lift overturned semi blocking traffic on southbound I-69
The crash was between Benton and Mayfield just south of the U.S. 641 Spur Benton Interchange. (Source: West Marshall Fire Department)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - An overturned semi truck was blocking traffic in the southbound lanes of Interstate 69.

The site is now cleared.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said this was in Marshall County at the 37 mile marker.

The crash was between Benton and Mayfield just south of the U.S. 641 Spur Benton Interchange.

According to Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, a power company crew passing by the crash offered their help to lift the truck with their equipment to get the trapped driver out of her rig.

Next time you complain about our power company crews, remember this picture. They were simply traveling down the road...

Posted by Marshall Co Emergency Management Agency on Thursday, January 16, 2020

The driver was flown to a hospital for treatment.

The West Marshall Fire Department was also on the scene.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the truck was hauling paper products.

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