Fatal crash closes section of Pennyrile Parkway

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Courtesy: Christian County Sheriff’s Office

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports a deadly crash has blocked a section of the Pennyrile Parkway.

KYTC said around 6:00 a.m. Friday a crash at the 3 mile marker closed the southbound lanes of the parkway.

Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville said troopers are assisting the Christian County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office says multiple people have died. Eyewitness News sister station, WKRN, in Nashville says three people were killed.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash.

The road is estimated to be closed until at least 10:00 a.m.

Southbound Pennyrile Parkway traffic is being detoured via the U.S. 68 Hopkinsville Bypass eastbound to U.S. 41-Alternate southbound to reach I-24 at Exit 86.

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(This story was originally published on July 26, 2019)

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