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Early Morning Wreck Closed I-24 Eastbound Lanes In Oak Grove

Oak Grove, KY –  An early morning wreck shut down the east bound lanes of I-24 for most of the day in Oak Grove, Kentucky.  According to Christian County Deputy Sheriff Ken Roberts, A red Ford Explorer driven by Sylphelia Joiner from Paducah was traveling east on I-24. The driver missed her exit and was attempting to make an illegal U-Turn in the median near mile marker 87 when she pulled out in front on an oncoming 18 wheeler driven by Gary Lee Kestner from Savannah, MO. who was traveling west on I-24

Kestner struck the front of the Ford Explorer and lost control, them crossed into the median and into the east bound lane where his truck turned over onto a black Ford Explorer driven by Scott Jackson of Fort Campbell, KY who never saw the truck coming his way.

The scene was covered in cucumbers scattered all over the interstate after the trailer wall was torn open. Workers worked all afternoon to clean up the mess and hauled it to a local landfill.

Lifeflight was called out to transport Mr Jackson to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Although it was later discovered there were no life threatening conditions to Mr Jackson, he was still transported since the helicopter was already there for further evaluations.

The driver of the Red Explorer Sylphelia Joiner and her sister Silvia Joiner, who was a passenger along with Gary Lee Kestner were all transported to Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville for further evaluation.

The Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement was called in to inspect the semi-tractor trailer and there were no issues reported.

The good news is there were no serious injuries from todays accident. However all three vehicles were a total loss according to Deputy Roberts.

Traffic alone the eastbound lanes of I-24 was re-opened by 5:00 pm

Ironically, three of the four people involved shared the same birth date.  The most serious injury was to the cucumbers.

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My name is Roland Woodworth, a professional REALTOR® with the experience & knowledge to assist you with all your real estate needs. My main area of focus is Clarksville TN , Oak Grove KY and the surrounding areas. I have over 12 years experience in the Real Estate industry and I’m a full time Realtor licensed in both Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m also a NAR Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource. I moved to Clarksville while stationed in the US Army at Ft Campbell, KY in 1992. I have been in sales in the area since 1996. I received my Real Estate license in 1999.   I have been involved in many community organizations including the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce where I was a Chamber Ambassador for 5 years. I was the Fair Chairman for the 2002 North Tennessee State Fair in Clarksville, TN, and also president of Fair Inc which is the governing board consisting of members of the Clarksville Jaycees, City of Clarksville and Montgomery County. I’m  also a member of the Clarksville Jaycees Volunteer Col. Corp. a past member of the Clarksville Jaycees and the Downtown Kiwanis Club. I participated in the 2005 and 2009 Clarksville Extreme Makeover Home Edition builds here in Clarksville - Montgomery County.  

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