Georgia Man Hurt in I-24 Semi Crash
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Georgia man was hurt Friday in a crash on I-24 involving a semi.
On Friday morning, McCracken County Sheriff's deputies responded to an accident that had just occurred on I-24 near the 13 mile marker. Investigation revealed that 57-year-old Shirley Hampton, of Ponoma, CA was traveling along with her passenger, 33-year-old Jon Parker, of Conyers, GA.
While traveling westbound on the interstate and crossing a bridge, Hampton spun out due to ice and snow covering the bridge. 40-year-old Peter Ngeru of Middle River, MD was driving a semi westbound on I-24 behind Hampton. When Hampton lost control of her vehicle, Ngeru was unable to avoid striking the vehicle spinning out in front of him. Both vehicles came to rest in the median as a result of the collision. Both vehicles also received significant damage and had to be remove by wrecker services. Parker was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.
The semi was hauling about 11,000 pounds of chicken, which were not harmed in the crash. I-24 was reduced to one lane for about two hours for cleanup and removal.