Crash blocks highway for hours

Highway 80 was backed up for miles Monday morning after a car collided with a coal truck.

Police and rescue crews were called to the scene on the Knott-Perry County line around 8am after a Pontiac G6 crashed into the truck and became stuck underneath.

Police say the driver of the car was transported to the Hazard ARH with injuries that were not life threatening.

The driver of the coal truck was not injured.

The cause of the accident is still not known but officers at the scene say speeding may be a factor.

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