Semi crash shuts down Henderson County section of I-69

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Update (12:20 p.m.)

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The driver of a semi that crashed on Interstate 69 said a deer in the road caused them to swerve and ultimately overturn.

The section of I-69 is now open.

Update (8:49 a.m.)

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The southbound lanes of I-69 (south of Henderson) will be closed for another two hours, according to crews on the scene.

Original story

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – A semi truck loaded with drywall has crashed on Interstate 69 causing the southbound lanes of the road to close.

Henderson County Emergency Management reports the truck crashed in the median of I-69 just south of the Highway 416 near Exit 140 before 7:00 a.m. Monday.

The Robards Volunteer Fire Department said the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the road, causing the truck to turn over.

Southbound lanes of traffic are being diverted from I-69 to Highway 41 using the Highway 416 south of Sebree.

KYTC says traffic has been restricted to one lane in each direction, while Henderson says at times both southbound lanes of the road have been closed.

The southbound lanes of I-69 are expected to be blocked until around 8:30to allow the truck to be removed from the median.

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(This story was originally published on September 23, 2019)

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