Multi-car accident closes I-64 for hours near Mt. Sterling

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MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (WKYT) - A multi-car accident early this morning closed interstate 64 for hours this morning.

Kentucky State Police tell us just before 6:00 AM, a woman swerved to avoid hitting a deer that darted across the road. "I saw the lady try to avoid hitting the deer but then she ended up hitting a tractor trailer," explains Billy Shields, a witness to the accident. "It was like a chain reaction crash. One after another cars started slamming into each other."

The interstate had to be closed for almost three hours as road crews cleared the scene and the deer. "There were parts of cars and the animal every where," explains Shields, "there was no way the lady could have avoided hitting the deer, it just darted out in front of her. The weather definitely didn't help the situation either."

We're told by police only one person was injured in the accident. Drivers were detoured through Mt. Sterling off exit 110 to help with the back up. "The traffic was bad every where this morning because of it. I can only imagine how long it took people to get to work this morning if they worked in Lexington."

Police do believe that the wet weather played a roll in the accident.

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