Rash of wrecks keep first responders busy

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By Bob White



HARDIN COUNTY — Numerous wrecks throughout the region Tuesday and Wednesday resulted in injuries, but no fatalities, according to city and state police, and the Department of Highways.

KSP reported Tuesday wrecks involving overturned vehicles on Ky. 1600 at Ky. 920, and on the Western Kentucky Parkway. Both occurred Tuesday afternoon as a thunderstorm passed through the Elizabethtown area. Neither produced non-life threatening injuries.

Also Tuesday afternoon, a northbound tractor-trailer collided with a passenger car on Interstate 65 about 9 miles south of Elizabethtown. Non-life threatening injuries were reported as a result of the wreck.

Tuesday morning, KSP responded to an injury wreck on Stovall Road in which drivers of two vehicles sustained minor injuries. A 2-year-old passenger in one of the vehicles involved was not seriously injured, police reports show.

Mid-day Wednesday wrecks on I-65 and on U.S. 31W south of Elizabethtown kept emergency crews busy.

North and southbound lanes of I-65 near Bonnieville were blocked after a 10:30 a.m. wreck involving two commercial vehicles, according to the Department of Highways.

A wreck farther north, at the southbound exit to Sonora was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday. About the same time, a wreck was reported on U.S. 31W.

Police report no fatalities as a result of the series of wrecks.

Wet pavement and inclement weather may have contributed to some of the crashes, police say.

Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said Tuesday evening’s storm causing some problems in Elizabethtown did not affect Radcliff. Elizabethtown police spokesman Virgil Willoughby said no serious wrecks were reported.

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said deputies also reported having worked no wrecks causing injuries during the same timeframe.

Bob White can be reached at (270) 505-1750.