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Ice Blamed For 5-Truck Wreck on Interstate 65 In Kentucky


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Black ice is being blamed for a 5-truck crash in Simpson County, Kentucky.

The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday on Interstate 65 near exit 6.

According to WBKO, the wreck was a domino effect.  As each truck came over the overpass, the driver lost control on the ice.  When the fifth driver, Andre Ellis, crested the hill, he saw the 4 crashed trucks.

Ellis tried to avoid hitting the trucks but he too lost control.

County Sheriff Jere Hopson told WBKO that some of the drivers were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. “We’ve had alot of ice starting from the Tennessee line northbound, and always remember because air travels under the bridges, that they ice over first. That’s the result of this accident , but we’ve had several accidents up and down through here,” said Simpson County Sheriff Jere Hopson.

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