UPDATE: Road reopens in Ferguson after 5-vehicle accident

FERGUSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A busy intersection in Ferguson in Pulaski County reopened Tuesday evening, hours after it was closed due to a five vehicle accident that included injuries and a HAZMAT cleanup. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of KY 914 and KY 1247.

Investigators say four vehicles were stopped at the intersection when a refrigerator truck collided with one of the vehicles, triggering a chain reaction crash.

The Commonwealth Journal reports a passenger in the refrigerator truck was airlifted to UK Hospital in Lexington, while the driver and one other person for another vehicle were taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. No names were released.

Investigators say the other vehicles that were involved included a semi, a box truck, a garbage truck and a minivan.

The newspaper reports the refrigerator truck, which said ‘Thermo King’ on the front, apparently leaked vegetable oil, so HAZMAT units were called in to clean up the mess.

The accident remains under investigation.

*Note: The photo from the accident scene that accompanies this story is courtesy of Chris Harris-Commonwealth Journal

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