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INJURY ACCIDENT INVOLVING SEMI-TRUCKS ON INTERSTATE 71 IN CARROLL COUNTY, KENTUCKY

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CARROLLTON, KY – The Kentucky State Police is reporting that on Saturday, October 08, 2022 at approximately 4:47 P.M. KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg responded to an injury accident near the 44 mile marker on I-71 in Carroll County.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 2009 Freightliner semi was slowing in the right lane to exit out of the roadway onto the shoulder. A 2016 Freightliner semi which was traveling in the right lane behind the first truck was unable to avoid striking the rear of the trailer.

The 2016 Freightliner exited the roadway and traveled into the median before also striking the cable barrier.

The driver of the 2016 Freightliner as well as the passenger were transported via Air Methods and UC Flight to the hospital for treatment of the wounds they each sustained in the collision.

The collision is an ongoing investigation and is being conducted by Kentucky State Police Post 5.

KSP was assisted on scene by Carroll County EMS, Ghent Fire Department and the Carroll County Sheriffs Office.

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