Interstate Back Open After Tanker Crash

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Eastbound I-64 at the 98 mile marker in Clark County reopened just before 11 a.m. Monday.

It was closed for hours after a tanker truck overturned late Sunday night.

Police say the truck ran into the back of a car, hauling a trailer.
People who witnessed the accident tell 27 NEWSFIRST the trailer had no lights.

Traffic was being routed onto U.S. 60 while the interstate was closed.

Officials say only a small amount of gasoline spilled from the tanker truck, and that's all been cleaned up.

There were no serious injuries in the crash.


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  • by s Location: Lexington, KY on Jun 5, 2007 at 02:31 PM
    I really, really, really HATE when people pretend to know what they are talking about, yet have absolutely no training/clue on the subject matter at hand.
  • by John Location: Lexington on Jun 5, 2007 at 05:16 AM
    Why was the interstate closed for so long? Did we allow the trucking company to get a transfer unit from Nashville? Was it not safe to upright the tanker? We have very professional towing and recovery companies in central Kentucky..........
  • by Ken Location: Lexington on Jun 5, 2007 at 03:40 AM
    Hey crystal, can I have some of what your are drinking? Semi trucks will only go around 65 an hour??? What world are you living in. I guess you believe everything your husband tells you. Get on the interstate dear and tell me they only go 65. If they were governed down to 65mph, can you imagine the bottleneck that would happen when they have to climb a mountain like Jellico? If they are governed down to 65mph, why did the truckers say they were all going to drive the speed limit the other month to show how much congestion there would be if they obeyed the posted speed limit? You are out of touch lady; I'll guarantee nobody else on this board agrees with you except of course another's trucker's wife.
  • by anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 at 08:32 PM
    i was there too. no flashers, big boom
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 at 08:24 PM
    i was there too. big boom, no flashers.
  • by Richard Location: Richmond on Jun 4, 2007 at 03:48 PM
    Are you crazy crystal? I drive between Richmond and Lexington everyday and put my cruise on 65mph in order not to be a menace and to save gas. I have yet to pass a semi yet I am passed by every semi on the road. They all have governors?? Really, then explain to me why they pass me up doing 80 mph. Just because your husband drives safely does not mean they all do. I drive safely but that doesn't mean all four wheelers do. Get with it girl.
  • by crystal Location: mt sterling on Jun 4, 2007 at 01:10 PM
    Everyone is yelling speeding speeding speeding. Those semi trucks will only go around 65 an hour. They are governed down by the trucking company they belong to. I know, my husband is a truck driver. Hes worked for 2 companys. You can floor those trucks and they never go over 65. As for the trucker should have been able to see the car's taillights. If that trailer had a load on it blocking view of her tail lights and the rear of her car, how would the trucker see her until it was to late. Those pull behind trailers should be required to have working lights on them or at the very least reflective tape. I have several times drove right up on one in the dark and not seen it until almost to late. Stop bashing the truckers. Seems every time a wreck involves a tractor trailer that it is put to blame regardless of who is really at fault.
  • by Debby Location: Prestonsburg on Jun 4, 2007 at 11:07 AM
    Speeding is a major safety issue, because it leaves little margin for error and there are no perfect drivers.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    The woman had her flashers on; I was there!
  • by linda Location: lex on Jun 4, 2007 at 09:52 AM
    Agree with you shane. though you need not look as far as Europe for evidence of your good suggestion - try looking at other states right here in the US.
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