I-24 eastbound at 11 mile marker open after semi hauling 17K pounds of chicken crashes

I-24 eastbound at 11 mile marker open after semi hauling 17K pounds of chicken crashes
According to the sheriff’s department, two other crashes happened due to slowed traffic from the original crash. (Source: Gray Image Bank)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Eastbound Interstate 24 is open at the 11 mile marker after a crash involving a semi.

At around 9:45 a.m., a crash involving an overturned semi-tractor and trailer was reported between the 11 and 12 mile marker.

Deputies say it was determined that an eastbound Pontiac Grand Prix driven by a 29-year-old woman from Cadiz, Ky., had hydroplaned into the path of a semi. The truck hit the back of the car and the car then collided with an eastbound Toyota Tacoma driven by a 55-year-old man from Chicago, Ill.

According to the sheriff’s department, the 29-year-old tractor trailer driver from Queens, New York, tried to avoid the crash but was not able to. After hitting the car, it hit the cable barriers and overturned into the median.

The driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix and the tractor trailer were treated at an area hospital.

The driver of the Tacoma was not injured.

Deputies say speed and weather conditions were contributing factors to the crash.

The semi was hauling chicken products. Crews are in the process of offloading 17,000 pounds of chicken.

According to the sheriff’s department, two other crashes happened due to slowed traffic from the original crash.

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