Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

April 3, 2013

Another semi wreck snarls traffic on I-65

GLASGOW — For the second morning in a row, a tractor-trailer wreck on Interstate 65 tied up traffic for several hours in the region Wednesday while the scene was being cleared.

The truck jack-knived in the 7 a.m. hour as it was going north in southern Hart County at mile marker 55 in a construction zone, according to Keirsten Jaggers, public information officer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's District 3 office in Bowling Green in a press release.

It was carrying a load of steel, which scattered across both northbound lanes, and the barrier walls in the construction area created issues with being able to remove the material, according to Jaggers in the statement.

Traffic was backed up at least six miles at one point, according to the statement.

Motorists were detoured from the Cave City exit to the Horse Cave exit until approximately 11:15 a.m. when the left lane was reopened; the other was open by approximately 11:45 a.m., according to Jaggers' updates.

No one was injured in the wreck, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Biven.

No further details were available.

BCSO investigates wreck

Two people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck with injury Tuesday afternoon on the Old Bowling Green Road, according to a Barren County Sheriff's Office statement.

A 17-year-old Smiths Grove female told deputies that she was driving west when her 2000 Dodge Neon dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway, and she overcorrected, causing the vehicle to travel across the eastbound lane of travel and strike a culvert with the front of the car, according to the BCSO statement.

The vehicle then traveled back across both lanes of traffic, coming to a stop after striking a guardrail facing, according to the statement.

The driver and her passenger, Elgin Brown, 18, of Glasgow, were transported to T.J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to the statement.

Deputy Mike Houchens investigated the accident and was assisted by deputies Kevin Wilson and Rusty Anderson.

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