I-65 reopens after semi crash

This was the scene at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday
This was the scene at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday

Louisville, KY - By Matt McCutcheon - e-mail | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The northbound lanes of Interstate 65 in downtown Louisville have reopened after emergency crews finished cleaning up diesel fuel that spilled after a tractor-trailer crash.

It happened around 4 o'clock this morning along I-65 at Hospital Curve in downtown Louisville near Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The semi spilled about 60 gallons of diesel fuel after crashing into the concrete barrier on the overpass between Brook Street and Muhammad Ali. The cab of the truck was partially dangling from the overpass until crews removed it around 6 a.m.

No one was seriously injured, but the driver was taken to University Hospital. Police say there wasn't any danger to traffic below, but a 15-foot section of the concrete barrier is now missing.

While it has been a very wet overnight and early morning period, it isn't clear if that's what caused the semi to jackknife.

Crews were able to remove the semi removed around 6 a.m., but the fuel cleanup continued until just before 8 a.m.

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