A head-on collision on I-24 in Lyon County Saturday afternoon injured several people in multiple vehicles.
Kentucky State Police says 53-year old Marcia Hadden of Russellville crossed the median near the 37 mile-marker around 1:20 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by 47-year old Kimberly Douglas of Henderson head-on.
Ms. Hadden had to be cut from the wreckage and was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. Her two passengers, 21-year old Brandon Prince and 53-year old Tony Mayes of Russellville, were both taken to hospitals in Paducah by ambulance.
Ms. Douglas also had to be extricated and she was taken by ambulance to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Police say the collision also sent Ms. Douglas' vehicle into a tractor-trailer driven by 50-year old Sandra Bruner of Radcliff and that Ms. Hadden's vehicle also hit a rental car driven by 58-year old Lora Dietmeyer of Springfield, Oregon head-on.
Twenty-year old Stephanie Strazzabosco of Princeton swerved to miss the wreck, but was also caught up in the crash when she was struck in the rear by Ms. Dietmeyer. Police say Ms. Strazzabosco was treated and released from Lourdes Hospital and was cited into court for driving with a suspended license.
The cause of the initial wreck has not been determined, but witnesses reportedly told police Ms. Hadden had been swerving all over the road at various speeds before crossing the median. The westbound lanes of I-24 were closed for about an hour and a half, while one eastbound lane remained open.