Franklin County

Two killed in Interstate 64 collision in Frankfort

Two people died in a crash on Interstate 64 Monday that shut down westbound lanes for more than six hours.

The crash occurred at the 51 mile marker in Franklin County, according to the Lexington Traffic Management Center. According to WKYT, it involved a tractor-trailer, a pickup truck and a car. A truck was stopped on a bridge for unknown reasons and the car stopped beside it.

The tractor-trailer driver was unable to stop, crashing into both the truck and car. Drivers of both passenger vehicles died, according to WKYT.

The interstate was closed until 4 p.m.

Victims’ names have not been released.

Mike Stunson covers breaking news and real-time news for the Lexington Herald-Leader and He is a 2011 Western Kentucky University graduate who has previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter.