Tractor-trailer crash slows I-71 traffic to a crawl

Posted at 1:08 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 01:08:27-04

A crash involving multiple tractor-trailers shut down Interstate 71 northbound for several hours Tuesday night, leaving many motorists stuck on the backed-up road while authorities clear the scene.

“Looks to me like someone wasn’t paying attention and ran into the back of another truck,” said Larry Bright, a truck driver who witnessed the scene.

Paramedics removed multiple people from the scene of the crash, but authorities have yet to release more information about the extent of their injuries or the cause of the collision.