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March 10, 2014

Crash slows I-75 traffic

Two lanes blocked, no injuries in Friday crash

CORBIN — By John L. Ross

Staff Writer

Moving to Florida got off to a rocky start Friday morning for a Cynthiana couple.

Joan Duvall, 50, and her boyfriend, Ronnie Coleman, 52, were both driving vehicles hauling trailers loaded with their personal belongings on southbound I-75.

Coleman said his girlfriend was following him.

Duvall was driving a Suzuki 4X4 with a heavily-loaded trailer in the passing lane — when suddenly, the driver-side front tire “blew out.”

And Coleman was forced to watch everything unfold through the rearview mirror of his Toyota.

“It was scary,” he said. “I’m just glad no one was hurt.”

The couple had just driven past Exit 29 when the single-vehicle crash happened.

Once the tire blew, Duvall lost control, sending the Suzuki and trailer toward the median and into a cable guardrail, jackknifing the trailer and breaking off the tongue.

The couple’s belongings ended up strewn along the median.

“I’m just surprised that no one else was involved,” Coleman said.

Traffic was slowed down for more than an hour while crews worked to clean the scene.

West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department personnel were on hand to assist, and Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Brainard investigated the crash.

 

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