Motorcyclist flown to hospital after crash on I-24
PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - A crash on Interstate 24 involving a motorcycle has sent one man to the hospital in McCracken County, Kentucky.
The crash happened on shortly after 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the 11 mile marker on westbound I-24.
According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, 70-year-old Eugene Cooper, of Cadiz, was driving a motorcycle when an SUV in front of him came to a stop.
Traffic was slowing or stopped in the area due to a separate collision that deputies were responding to.
The sheriff’s office said Cooper was unable to stop in time before crashing into the rear of the vehicle.
Cooper was taken to a local hospital and was then flown to a Tennessee hospital for his injuries.
The driver of the SUV, 83-year-old Charles Hohenberg of Clayton, Mo., and his passenger, 63-year-old Victoria Hohenberg, were uninjured in the collision.
I-24 was reduced to one lane for approximately one hour while deputies investigated.
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