CAMP NELSON — A car crashed into a car-size boulder that fell from a cliff onto southbound U.S. 27 on Tuesday night, and a pickup truck rear-ended the car, a firefighter said.
The drivers of both vehicles were injured and taken to a hospital, said Richard Arnold of the Camp Dick Fire Department.
The crashes were reported about 8:30 p.m. in Garrard County, south of the bridge that spans the Kentucky River between Garrard and Jessamine counties.
Officials estimated that the boulder weighed one to three tons. One lane of southbound U.S. 27 was closed as equipment was brought to move the boulder.
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"The car hit it head-on, and the truck behind him couldn't stop," Arnold said.
Rock slides are not unusual in the area, but "most of them are smaller," Arnold said.