The truck crash that killed three people and injured four others after a SUV and a FedEx semi tractor trailer were involved in an accident on Interstate 65 (I-65) in Hardin County, Kentucky, very early Wednesday morning is still under investigation. According to Kentucky State Police spokesperson in Elizabethtown, Bruce Reeves, the four injured people were taken to hospitals in Louisville. Reeves did not know the severity of their injuries.
A spokesperson for Kosair Children’s Hospital confirmed that two of the four injured who were flown to its hospital in Louisville, however, could not confirm their identities or release any other information. Meanwhile, investigators continue to try and determine the relationship of the seven victims who were traveling together in the SUV bearing an out of state license plate. And, accident reconstructionists along with the police continue to investigate how the FedEx truck-SUV crash happened in Kentucky, and why it resulted in the three deaths.
According to a Kentucky State Police dispatcher, the accident was reported at approximately 3:30 a.m. at the 87-mile marker near Glendale in Hardin County. Police report that the northbound lanes remain shut down and may stay closed until at least the late afternoon hours of Wednesday. The police advise that a detour has been set up whereby traffic is being diverted from I-65 to U.S. 31 in Glendale; and drivers can then take the highway into Elizabethtown and re-enter the interstate at the 91-mile marker there.
We are awaiting more updates from authorities to provide information about the causes of the fatal truck crash in Hardin County and updates as to injuries from the accident involving a FedEx semi truck in Kentucky's I-65.