SB I-75 reopened after 30-car pile up in Grant Co.
Sarah Beth Hensley, WCPO Digital
11:56 AM, Jan 2, 2012
12:39 AM, Jan 3, 2012
DRY RIDGE, Ky. - A 30-vehicle pile up that shut down southbound I-75 in Grant County, Ky. for several hours has been cleared.
Officials say the crash happened south of Crittenden, Ky., from mile marker 156 to 159 around 10:40 a.m. The roadway was shut down for more than 4 hours while officials attended to the pile up.
Kentucky State Police say the collision was the result of three separate accidents involving 30 vehicles.
Several people sustained injuries in the crash, but the Dry Ridge Fire Department, which assisted in transporting those involved, says all injuries are minor.
Those who were hurt were taken to St. Elizabeth Grant County Hospital. Those who were involved in the crash but not hurt were taken to the Dry Ridge Fire Department where they contacted rental car companies and were given food. Fire Captain Jeff Nantz says snow was a factor in the pile up and that it happened suddenly.
KSP advises motorists to not travel on the roads Monday evening unless it's necessary. If drivers must travel, leave extra distance between other vehicles.
Officials have not released any additional details about the accident at this time.