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Tractor trailer crash slows traffic on I-64

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

A driver is in the hospital after flipping his semi on a Kentucky interstate.

The truck landed on its top in the westbound lanes of I-64 in Clark County.

This all happened in the same area where a construction project is underway to fix a bridge.

"It's just slow; slow going," says Dwayne Green with Winchester Police.

That was the case for the morning commute on Interstate 64 in Winchester.

Police closed the section of road around mile marker 95 down to one lane even hours after the accident.

Police say around 6:30 in the morning a tractor trailer full of produce crashed off the side of i-64 and wound up turned over on its side.

"Hit the guardrail, right there just as you exit the 96 exit westbound, then he went of the roadway, took the ditch line, and then went all the way up the embankment," Green says.

The semi did not hit any other cars, and police say the truck driver did not appear to have any major injuries at the scene.

"He was talking to us. He was talking and he was coherent from what I could tell," says Greene.

The driver was taken to the Clark Regional Medical Center.

Investigators say they are continuing to look into what exactly caused the accident.

Police nothing toxic nor any diesel leaked from the truck.

As of 12:30 p.m., crews were still working to get the tractor trailer moved--nearly 6 hours after it crashed.

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