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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – Police in western Kentucky say at least six people were injured and a garbage truck driver was arrested after the truck traveled the wrong way on Interstate 24 and struck several vehicles.

Media outlets report police pursued the truck, which traveled east in the westbound lanes before crossing the median into eastbound traffic and crashed Friday. State Police Trooper Jody Cash says in a news release some of the injuries were believed to be life threatening.

The statement says 23-year-old truck driver Dalton M. Lampley of Calvert City was arrested on multiple counts including driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment of a police officer and resisting arrest.

Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill says seven passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer were hit by the truck.

 

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