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Interstate accident injures 3

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By Lisa King

Three people were injured in an accident on I-64 late Tuesday afternoon, in which one vehicle overturned and a semi-tractor trailer ended up on its side in the median.

Shelby County Sheriff's deputy Brian Miller said the accident happened at mile marker 26 at about rush hour.

He said what caused it was that a car had caught fire on the side of the roadway, and people were looking at that and not paying attention to where they were going.

"Everybody was rubber-necking, and the semi struck the white Jeep in the rear, and the jeep hit the red Mitsubishi," he said. "But when the semi hit the Jeep, the Jeep went airborne and landed on its top.

“Then the truck driver swerved and jackknifed on the median and almost ended up in oncoming traffic."

Benjamin Ooley of Indiana was driving the truck for Blackwell Trucking in Bloomington, Ind. The Jeep Liberty was driven by Deborah R. McVicker of Louisville, and the Mitsubishi was driven by Megan Zoeller of Shelbyville.

The drivers were taken to the University of Louisville.

Miller said their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.