Three-Vehicle I-24 Accident Injures Three People
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Three people were hurt Thursday morning in a three-vehicle collision, which had one westbound lane of I-24 closed briefly.
Multiple agencies responded to the accident near the 10-mile marker at 9:15 am, and determined that 45-year-old Raymond Brown slowed his van in the left lane because of road crews working in the right lane. The vehicle immediately behind him avoided a collision by driving into the median, but the 2nd vehicle behind Brown, driven by 17-year-old Carly Sykes of Benton, struck him in the rear. A third car, driven by 71-year-old Maria Carey of Gilbertsville, then rear-ended Sykes.
Brown was not hurt in the accident, but Sykes was taken to Lourdes Hospital with injuries to her knee and abdomen. Carey and her passenger, 48-year-old Rosie Carey, were taken to Baptist Health Paducah for head and abdominal injuries.
I-24's westbound traffic was one-lane for about 30 minutes while the scene was cleared.