5 medical helicopters respond to serious crash in NKY

Crews investigating Gallatin County crash that closed I-71

VERONA, Ky. (FOX19) - A serious crash occurred on Interstate 71 in Gallatin County Friday evening, according to Kentucky State Police.

KSP reports a crash with serious injuries on the interstate at the 68-mile marker between Verona and Glencoe.

According to Boone County Dispatch, two vehicles were involved in the crash, a semi-truck and an SUV.

Five medical helicopters responded to the crash, Boone County dispatchers said.

Gallatin County officers say people were taken to a nearby hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unclear at the moment.

Initial reports around 8 p.m. had both directions of the interstate closed. We received word all northbound lanes, and one southbound lane had reopened around 8:50 p.m.

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