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Traffic on I-75 moving again following numerous crashes

Traffic is improving on Interstate 75 at the northern split in Lexington, following a series of crashes Monday morning.

At 11:30 a.m., Lexington city officials said traffic on I-64 west has returned to normal. Traffic on I-75 south at the ramp is moving slowly, but well.

Officials think it could be 2 or 3 Monday afternoon before traffic is completely back to normal at the northern split.

The crashes were first reported just before 8 a.m.

Police say at least one crash involved a semi and a car.

"Driver (of the semi) says another vehicle cut him off," Lexington Police Sgt. Billy Richmond said. "He hit his brakes due to the wet roads and his trailer started to come around."

Police say the vehicle left the scene. The semi then collided with a Toyota Corolla and the fuel tank was ripped from it. The driver of the hand was taken to UK Hospital with a hand injury, but is expected to be ok.

Minutes later, a state trooper was rear ended near the scene. No one was hurt in that crash.

Crashes were also reported in the northbound lanes.

Police say at one point, there was a large amount of debris and fuel in the roadway, which also caused delays.

A grass fire was also reported shortly after the crashes.

Police say no one was seriously injured in any of the crashes.

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