Train vs. semi crash in Shepherdsville causes roadway standstills

Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 9:56 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 at 3:23 PM EDT
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SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Hours after a deadly crash on Interstate 65 brought traffic to a standstill in Shepherdsville, emergency crews have now responded to a collision involving a train and a tractor trailer.

The first crash happened just before 6 a.m. near the Cedar Grove exit, where one person was killed.

Then, at about 9:30 a.m., officials alerted media to the second collision not far away on Highway 44 East. Fortunately, nobody was injured when the train and tractor trailer collided.

Highway 44 was being used by some drivers as a detour through the standstill on I-65. Unfortunately, a quick drive to work became anything but that.

“I got taken off 65 and it told me to take this alternate route,” driver Quentin Frazier said. “And now it’s looking like there’s going to be hours of traffic. So kind of different but we’ll see what happens. I’m probably not going to make it to the meeting. Now it’s frustrating.”

Reports of drivers attempting other alternate routes created more bumper-to-bumper traffic and slowdowns.

Around 11 a.m., Bullitt County Dispatch said all lanes of Highway 44 have been reopened to traffic. I-65 reopened all lanes shortly thereafter around 12:45 p.m.

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