Accident

Nov 15, 2012 12:39 AM

Accident Closes I-75 Southbound For Hours

A three vehicle accident backed up traffic on I-75 southbound for more than 4-miles tonight.

Authorities said the freeway was shut down before 9 p.m. when a Cadillac and a pick-up truck collided, between mile marker 101/102. We're told the Cadillac than stalled in the middle lane of traffic, the driver was able to escape before a semi-trailer hauling aluminum scraps crashed into the car - losing control, skidding across 2 lanes of traffic before resting on it's side. Originally, Lexington Police said they weren't sure where the driver of the Cadillac was at, as no one was in the vehicle. At one point they said they were worried the driver was crushed beneath the weight of the semi-trailer, firefighters and police were searching in the ditch and brush for remains. However, they said they were later notified the male driver had been picked up by his wife and taken to the hospital.

Authorities say no one sustained life-threatening injuries in the 3 vehicle, chain reaction crash. Traffic on I-75 Southbound was backed up to mile marker 105. As of 12:00 A.M. this morning, traffic was still stalled on the freeway.

Authorities are expecting traffic to be slow-going until at least noon on Thursday. The semi-trailer that overturned won't be able to be moved until the thousands of tons of scarp aluminum are emptied from the trailer

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