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NB I-71 reopened following car transport truck accident

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An accident involving two semis caused severe backups all day for drivers on Interstate 71 northbound heading out of Louisville Metro.

According to MetroSafe, the accident was reported at 10:19 a.m. at mile marker 7.6 - the Barbour Lane overpass. Dwight Mitchell, a Louisville Metro Police spokesman, said a car transport truck was struck from behind by another semi. Six vehicles being hauled by the transport were damaged in the accident. Several of the autos were ended up on the roadway.

Mitchell said the driver of the car transport was taken to Norton Hospital with minor injuries. The other semi driver  also suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

I-71 north reopened to traffic around 3:30 p.m., just over five hours after the accident.

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