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UPDATE: Police say two injured in Whitley County truck crash

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Two truck drivers were injured during an overnight crash.

Police say it happened shortly before three o'clock Wednesday morning in the southbound lanes of I-75 in Williamsburg.

Investigators say one tractor-trailer truck rear-ended the other truck.

Officials say one driver was flown out. His name and condition is not released. The other driver, 47-year-old Abshir Hasan of Ohio, was treated and released.

The interstate was closed for four hours while crews cleaned up debris.

"We had debris all over both lanes. We had clean-up crews come in. We had some diesel fuel spilled but it turned out real well. We didn't have to do a whole lot on it," said James Privett, Williamsburg Fire Chief.

CVE officers are still investigating what caused the crash.

Update: 7:15am

Officials with the Williamsburg Fire Department tell Mountain News all lanes of I-75 southbound are back open. We're told they re-opened the road just after 7am.

Original story:
We are following a developing story in Whitley County.

Dispatchers tell Mountain News two tractor trailers have crashed on Interstate 75 near the Kentucky/Tennessee state line.

It happened about 2:50am Wednesday and as of right now, all of the southbound lanes are shutdown.

We are told there are injuries, but we don't know how bad they are.

Officials say a detour is set up at exit 11 and drivers are asked to take U.S. 25W south to Jellico.

The road is expected to be shut down for the next 4-6 hours.

We have a crew on the way and will have more information as we get it.


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