TRIGG COUNTY, KY. (WKRN) – A crash on Interstate 24 sent several people to the hospital and left the roadway closed for hours early Tuesday morning. 

Trigg County Emergency Management was alerted about a crash blocking the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 near mile 63 just after 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug.15. 

Early reports indicate that a passenger vehicle hit the back of a semi, which caused debris to block the eastbound lanes. 

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According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the crash was cleared just after 2 a.m. However, as traffic started to move, a second crash occurred that involved multiple vehicles near mile marker 61. 

The transportation agency reported that the secondary crash involved at least two semi-trucks, and two or more passenger vehicles. 

Authorities said at least one of the semi-trucks struck the median and another overturned. WKDZ Radio reported at least six people were injured in the crash. 

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The eastbound lanes of I-24 were shut down for hours Tuesday morning and reopened at approximately 9:30 a.m., according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

Drivers were being asked to take Highway 139 at exit 56 as an alternate, but the route was closed after a semi-truck ran off the roadway. Highway 139 is expected to reopen by 12:30 p.m.

No other information was immediately released.