A multi-vehicle crash involving four 18-wheelers, a mini-van and Jaguar car shut-down all lanes of Interstate 75 South in Kentucky Tuesday morning.
The wreck happened around 7:30 a.m. at mile marker 1 near the Tennessee/Kentucky state line. Deputies on the scene said that all lanes of I-75 South would be closed for several more hours.
Investigators believed the chain-reaction crash began after the Jaguar hydroplaned and struck a guard rail. A passing big-rig then hit the car. Seconds later, additional 18-wheelers and a mini-van became tangled in the wreck.
Two people – the driver of the Jaguar and one of the 18-wheelers – were injured and taken to Jellico Hospital. There was no immediate word on the extent of their injuries.
Officials said “low visiability” was a factor in the crashes.