Crashed semi closes one lane of I-64 west

State Journal staff report, Published:

At least one lane of Westbound I-64 was closed for nearly 12 hours Thursday as crews cleaned up a crash involving a semi carrying more than 39,000 pounds of Toyota engines, Sheriff Pat Melton said.

Melton said the driver was transporting the engines from Toyota’s Georgetown plant to another plant in Lexington, Ind., when she fell asleep and ran off the roadway.

She was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center with a broken nose, Melton said. A co-driver who was asleep in the sleeper cabin of the truck was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The interstate was reduced to one westbound lane near mile marker 47 for most of the day as workers offloaded the engines and cleaned up the wreckage.

Both westbound lanes were closed for about 45 minutes at one point because of the work.

Melton said environmental crews were also called to the scene to clear spilled diesel fuel from the truck as well as antifreeze and oil that spilled from the cargo engines.

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  • At MM 47 (near 151 exit).