I-75 in Whitley County back open after crash

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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A crash on Tuesday morning shut down both directions of travel on I-75 in Whitley County.

The crash involving two semis and a passenger vehicle happened around 3:45 Tuesday morning. Emergency officials shut down both sides of the interstate between Corbin and Williamsburg.

Danny Moses, Whitely County's Emergency Management Director, says one of the semis was hauling gasoline. He estimated the crash caused about 1,000 gallons of gas to spill into the median.

Crews worked to pump 3,500 gallons of gas out of one of the tanks on that semi. Then officials can work on removing the truck from the median, Moses said. The whole cleanup lasted more than 7 hours.

According to police, while traffic was being rerouted, an officer was almost hit. They say 26-year-old Eric Newberry was cited for disregarding a signal when he did not obey orders to re-route and nearly hit the Corbin officer.

At least one person was injured in the crash. Moses said he did not think any injuries were life-threatening.

The interstate fully reopened just after 10 a.m.

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