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May 7, 2014

Two suffer minor injuries in I-75 crash

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Two people suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash on I-75 Tuesday afternoon.

Travelers headed northbound into Kentucky were forced to slow to a crawl for the first mile after a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Joyce Ann Steinmetz, 66, of Bell, Fla., went out of control while pulling a U-Haul tag-a-long trailer.

According to Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy William “Bo” Harris, Steinmetz was driving the truck in the slow lane when the trailer began to sway.

Harris said she tried to correct it, but lost control, hit the guardrail on the right side of the road, then jackknifed into both northbound lanes.

Whitley County EMS crew members were on the scene to make sure Steinmetz and her passenger, 40-year-old Steven Maclin, of Springfield, Ohio, did not require further treatment. Also on scene were crew members with the South Whitley County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Harris was assisted by Deputy John M. Hill.

Traffic was able to ease around the crash site in the emergency lane — the interstate was reopened for normal travel within 90 minutes.

 

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