SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two accidents on I-64 this morning landed five people in the hospital, two with critical injuries.
Chief Ronnie Sowder with the Simpsonville Fire Department says a call came in around 7:15 a.m. about a non-injury, rollover accident on I-64 eastbound at the 26 mile marker in Shelby Co.
According to Chief Sowder, as he and three firefighters were on scene, a 4-door, Dodge, passenger car rear-ended the fire engine.
Two of the firefighters were already in the truck and the third jumped the median when he saw the car coming, according to Chief Sowder.
The two male passengers of the Dodge were trapped inside their vehicle and Sowder says it took firefighters about 45 minutes to extricate them. They were transported to University Hospital by Shelby Co. EMS with critical injuries.
The three firefighters were transported to the hospital as a precaution.
I-64 eastbound was shut down for about two hours but has since been reopened.