I-75 reopens after tractor trailer crash in Rockcastle Co.

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - All lanes are back open after a tractor trailer crashed on I-75 northbound near the 62 mile marker in Rockcastle County around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

State police say the tractor trailer contained methylene chloride. We're told a few gallons spilled onto the roadway. State police had to block the road for cleanup.

"It is classified as hazardous chemical. It is highly caustic. There is some inhalation hazards, a little bit of splash hazard. We've worked things that are a whole lot worse so it could've been a considerable amount worse than what it was," said Doug Baker from the Pulaski Special Response Team.

State police identified the tractor trailer driver as James Key, 46, of Tryon, North Carolina.

He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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