Several steer loose after cattle truck crash in McCracken Co., KY

Several steer loose after cattle truck crash in McCracken Co., KY
Published: Aug. 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2018 at 6:19 AM CDT
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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A two-vehicle crash involving an overturned truck is blocking traffic in McCracken County.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, this is along US 62 at about milepost 8.3 in Western McCracken County.

All lanes have reopened, but drivers are asked to be cautious in the area.

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Tiffany Minnis, 43, of Paducah, Kentucky, was attempting to make a left on to Kimbrel Drive when she colliding with the tractor-trailer driven by Mark Raymond, 43, of Fair Grove, Missouri. Minnis and her passenger, a juvenile, were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Fifty-one steers were reported on board of the truck and half of them are believed to be on the loose near the crash site.

As of 6:18 a.m. on Monday morning, the Sheriff in McCracken County said 12 of the cattle are accounted for and the others are believed to be on the loose. He wants to remind drivers to stay vigilant while in the area.

Westbound US 62 is being diverted at New Hold Road to US 60.  Suggested detour for eastbound traffic is via McCracken Boulevard through the Commerce Park to connect to US 60.

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