Wreckage cleared, lanes reopen on I-65N after fiery crash

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 5:33 PM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An accident involving a car and a tractor-trailer shut down all lanes of Interstate 65 north near the Gene Snyder Freeway for about an hour Wednesday morning, but two lanes have since reopened.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. and a fire was sparked when the car and semi collided.

A WHAS11 photographer at the scene said he talked with Trisha Bokor, a female passenger in the truck.

Bokor said the car swerved in front of the truck and the two collided and a fire started.  As she jumped from the truck, Bokor said she saw smoke and flames coming up through the floorboard of the tractor.

Bokor also said the truck driver, Daniel, pulled the driver of the car out of his vehicle and he was transported the hospital. There is no word on his condition.

The truck and the car were destroyed, including the truck's cargo.

The semi was on its way from Florida to Minnesota and it was loaded with corn. 

 

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