UPDATE: I-71N reopens in Carroll Co. after crash, chemical spill - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

UPDATE: I-71N reopens in Carroll Co. after crash, chemical spill involving 2 big rigs

The crash was reported about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. (Source: WXIX) The crash was reported about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. (Source: WXIX)
A large number of emergency responders reported to the scene. (Source: WXIX) A large number of emergency responders reported to the scene. (Source: WXIX)
The crash happened at the 50 mile marker on I-71N in Carroll County. (Source: Google Maps) The crash happened at the 50 mile marker on I-71N in Carroll County. (Source: Google Maps)

CARROLL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Northbound Interstate 71 in Carroll County reopened hours after a hazardous materials crash involving a FedEx tractor-trailer and a second big rig early Thursday morning.

Kentucky State Police said the FedEx truck, marked as carrying hazardous materials, began leaking after overturning and being hit by the second tractor trailer. The accident happened about 5:30 a.m. Thursday at the 50 mile marker on I-71N.

Authorities identified one of the chemicals leaking from the FedEx truck as hydrochloric acid. 

Complicating the situation was the FedEx truck's entanglement with a cable barrier.

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The driver of the FedEx truck suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The driver of the second truck was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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