Two-vehicle wreck caused by left lane violation, sheriff’s department says

Two vehicles collided on Interstate 24 in McCracken County Monday morning after, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department says, they were driving well below the speed limit in the highway's passing lane. 

The sheriff's department says deputies were dispatched to an injury wreck in left lane of I-24 around 10:14 a.m. Investigators say 86-year-old Charlene Forsythe of Paducah was driving about 25 mile per hour in the left lane with another car behind her when she suddenly stopped her car in the middle of the lane. 

Deputies say the other vehicle, driven by Teresa Morris, of Symsonia, had no where to go and struck Forsythe's car. The passenger with Forsythe, 53-year-old Steven Forsythe, had was taken to Lourdes hospital. 

The 86 year old was cited for reckless driving and left lane violation. 

The sheriff's department said drivers are reminded that Kentucky requires the left lane on limited access highways be used as a passing lane only, and normal travel is to be conducted in the right lane. 

The sheriff’s department was assisted on the scene by Reidland Farley Fire and Rescue, Mercy Regional EMS, Kentucky Department of Transportation S.A.F.E. Patrol and Randy’s Towing. I-24 was reduced to one lane for about half an hour during the cleanup and investigation.

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