Regional
2:10 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Northbound I-65 in Southern Warren County Closed to Afternoon Commuters

Update at 2:55pm:

The northbound lanes of I-65 just south of the Natcher Parkway Interchange are expected to be closed until Wednesday evening.  According to Kentucky State Police, a pickup truck traveling in the far left lane abruptly changed lanes and struck a tractor trailer in the center lane.  The pickup then struck an over-sized tractor trailer in the far right lane. Both vehicles left the interstate and struck a row of trees.  The driver and passenger in the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene.  Identities are being withheld, pending notification of relatives.

Update at 2:25pm:

Northbound I-65 lanes south of the Natcher Parkway Interchange are expected to reopen within the hour.  However, the commute is expected to be slow for quite a while.  Kiersten Jaggers, a public information officer in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, says she has received reports of a four to five mile back-up.

Update at 2:15pm:

The Bowling Green Daily News reports two are dead following a late-morning crash on northbound I-65 in southern Warren County. The crash involved two tractor trailers and possibly a pickup truck.

The crash has closed all northbound I-65 lanes south of the Natcher Parkway interchange. Northbound traffic is being detoured off of exit 6 in Simpson County to US 31-W and will be directed back to I-65 via southbound Natcher Parkway.

Original post:

A crash on northbound Interstate 65 at mile marker 19 just south of the Natcher Parkway Interchange has closed all lanes of traffic at this time.  Northbound traffic is being detoured off at Exit 6 in Simpson County to US 31-W and will be directed back to I-65 via southbound Natcher Parkway.  The detour is expected to last until mid-afternoon.