Woman Seriously Injured In Interstate Crash With Semi-Truck

Treacherous weather lead to some major problems for drivers early Tuesday morning in Bath County.

Interstate-64 had to be shut down for several hours after a serious crash involving a semi-truck at mile marker 116.

The interstate looked like an ice-skating rink after freezing rain poured from the sky all night & through early Tuesday morning. A tractor trailer headed east jack-knifed after hitting a rock embankment around 4 this morning.

27NEWSFIRST spoke with the driver of the semi-truck, he explains how it happened.

"Last thing I know, I just ducked and went under the steering wheel, everything started spinning, saw her truck coming & said thank god, they are gonna miss me," says the truck driver.

Rescue workers say it took two hours and the jaws of life to get the woman out of her truck. She was taken to the hospital with severe injuries to her legs.


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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Feb 13, 2008 at 09:54 AM
    Well, obviously it is the ice's fault. :) How DARE it interfere with sppedy travel??? Some nerve that ice has...
  • by agnes Location: lexington on Feb 13, 2008 at 04:24 AM
    my prayers are with the lady and also the semi driver
  • by And all we'll hear is.... on Feb 12, 2008 at 08:29 AM
    it wasn't the fault of the truck drivers. With that said, on my way into Lexington from Berea this morning, I was traveling 50mph on the interstate which was the max. that anyone should have been driving. I was passed by six semis that made it look like I was moving backwards. If it isn't the fault of the truck driver, then whose fault is it? I rest my case.....

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