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Toddler dies in One of multiple Collisions involving 12 Tractor-Trailers and 6 Passenger Cars on Interstate 24 in Kentucky

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CALVERT CITY, KY – The Kentucky State Police is reporting that on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 just after 11:00 P.M. CST, KSP Post 1 was notified of a collision at the Tennessee River Bridge on Interstate 24.

While a Trooper was on scene investigating that collision, five additional collisions occurred in the vicinity. Seven total collisions were reported involving 12 tractor-trailers and six passenger cars. One of those collisions resulted in the fatality of an 18-month old child.

 KSP Post 1, Marshall County is investigating the collisions that occurred as a result of ice on the Tennessee River Bridge at the 30 mile marker on I-24 in Marshall County. 

One of these collisions was the result of a 2022 Freightliner truck pulling a 2006 Wabash semi-trailer, being operated by 33 year old Chabrielle-Darnisha S. Hester of Dallas, TX, rear-ending a 2003 Freightliner truck pulling a 2011 Wabash semi-trailer, being operated by 45 year old Quentin T. Glenn of Monticello, FL.

An 18-month old passenger of the vehicle operated by Hester was ejected from the vehicle during the collision. The child was then struck by a 2008 BMW 535 being operated by 19 year old Christian J. Vasallo of Franklin, NC.

The child was declared deceased at the scene by the Marshall County Coroner. The child was not restrained in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

Once the investigation into the collision is complete, it will be presented to a prosecutor for decisions regarding any potential criminal charges.

Another collision in the vicinity involved a cattle trailer, resulting in cattle escaping onto the roadway. While cattle and vehicles were being removed from the roadway, lanes were closed. Later one eastbound lane was reopened.  All lanes of I-24 have been reopened at this time.

KSP Post 1 is being assisted in the collision investigations by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. KSP Post 1 was also assisted on scene by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

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