Cable barrier stops potentially larger accident

A car accident backed up rush hour traffic Friday evening.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says just before 5:00 p.m. a car crashed into the I-24 median near Exit 16.

Deputies says the driver of the car lost control while driving westbound on the interstate.

An investigation revealed that the car would had crossed the median and into oncoming traffic had it not been deflected by the cable barrier.

No injuries were reported.

Traffic was slowed in the area for about a half hour while crews cleaned up the accident.

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