I-75 South reopens after chain-reaction crash

I-75 South reopens after chain-reaction crash

(Source: Whitley County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Whitley County Sheriff's Office)

WILLIAMSBURG (WATE) – A chain-reaction crash shut down Interstate 75 South in Kentucky on Tuesday morning. 

The crash started when a Jaguar hydroplaned at about 7:30 a.m. and hit a guardrail, according to investigators.  A tractor trailer hit the Jaguar and then three other 18-wheelers and a mini-van wrecked. 

All lanes of I-75 South at mile marker 1 near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line were closed.


The interstate reopened at about 12:30 p.m.

Two people were injured and taken to Jellico Hospital.  Their conditions have not been released. 

Investigators think low visibility might have led to the chain-reaction crash. 

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