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UPDATE: HENDERSON, Ky. (1/18/20) — A Henderson County woman escaped serious injury during a collision with a tractor-trailer earlier this morning.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reported responding 3:35 a.m. to the northbound U.S. 41-N twin bridge.

According to a press release, Karletta Joyner, 42, was driving north along the bridge, when her vehicle stalled toward the middle of the span across the Ohio River. Shortly afterward, Joyner told deputies she looked up and saw a semi moving up from behind, and then it struck her vehicle.

John Buovy, 61 of Knox County, told authorities he was driving north along the bridge, when he noticed the vehicle stopped in the right lane, the report listed. Buovy explained he tried to swerve, but was unable to avoid the collision.

It appeared the semi struck Joyner’s rear bumper, spun her around and the truck drove on top of the vehicle for approximately 300 feet, according to the report. Joyner was trapped inside the car. First responders were able to free her from the wreckage. She was taken to St. Vincent Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Nick Risley
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HENDERSON, Ky. (1/18/20) — North and south U.S. 41 traffic was diverted to the southbound lanes across the Ohio River twin bridge this morning after a strong wind apparently had blown over a tractor-trailer that landed on top of another vehicle on the northbound twin bridge in Henderson.

Both directions of travel reopened to traffic around 7:35 a.m. today.

Emergency crews responded just before 4 a.m., where a woman was trapped in a vehicle. One person was taken to an Evansville, Indiana hospital for treatment of injuries. Two firefighters boarded the ambulance to assist paramedics.

Authorities also were reconstructing the incident at the scene. Henderson Fire Department, Henderson City County Rescue, Henderson Emergency Management and Henderson Sheriff’s Office responded.

All lanes reopened shortly after 7 a.m. Hazmat crews worked to clean up a fuel spill along the northbound bridge.

Nick Risley

SurfKY News Reporter

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