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LEX 18 Traffic Tracker: I-75 SB Closed For Several Hours After Truck Hauling Pigs Catches On Fire

Posted at 10:55 AM, May 29, 2019

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– I-75 southbound in Rockcastle County was closed for several hours while crews worked to clear a tractor trailer crash.

According to Kentucky State Police, a commercial vehicle hauling pigs caught on fire after running off the roadway. Police say they believe some of the pigs were killed.

“The driver actually blew a steer tire, causing him to go off the roadway and into a small ravine where the truck actually caught fire,” Trooper Steven Douglas said.

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Douglas said, and it’s believed he’ll be OK.

The wreck was reported around 9 a.m. and traffic was rerouted through Berea for several hours. All lanes have reopened.