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Fiery crash shuts down I-75

A fiery crash on the interstate in southern Kentucky leads to a big traffic nightmare for drivers.

The crash happened Monday morning on I-75 in Whitley County at the 14 mile marker, just north of Williamsburg.

We're told a semi truck, heading north, crossed the median and slammed into another semi truck in the southbound lanes. The trucks burst into flames.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another was airlifted to the hospital. There's no word yet on their identities or the extent of the injuries.

For a time, both directions of I-75 were shut down, but the northbound lanes are now back open.

Police are detouring southbound drivers through Williamsburg. If you can, avoid the area. It may be a few more hours before the scene is clear,


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