LPD: Blown semi tire crosses median on I-75, hitting van and killing one

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — According to police, I-75 will be shut down in both directions for several hours due to a fatality caused by a semi tire crossing the median and hitting a van.

According to police, around 11:30 Thursday night, a semi driving northbound on I-75 near exit 113 blew a tire, which crossed the median and hit a van driving southbound.

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They say the one person in the van was killed as a result.

They say the driver of the semi was not hurt.

Police say southbound I-75 is shut down at exit 113 (Paris Pike).

Just before midnight, police were working on shutting down northbound lanes at exit 110 (US-60).

They say the road will be closed for at least 2-3 more hours while they clear the scene.

Crash Reconstruction Units are on scene investigating the crash.