Driver airlifted after crash involving car, semi in Calvert City

A driver was flown to a hospital after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer in Calvert City, Kentucky, Thursday afternoon, according to the Kentucky State Police. 

The 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer and a 2009 Pontiac Vibe crashed around 5:43 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 62 at the intersection of Interstate 24 in Calvert City.

The driver of the car — 28-year-old Garrett Dossett of Gilbertsville, Kentucky — suffered life-threatening injuries, and was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. 

KSP says the driver of the semi was not injured. There was no one else involved in the crash.

The semi was eastbound on U.S. 62, trying to turn left onto the ramp for I-24 East, when troopers say the driver failed to yield the right of way to the car, which was approaching the intersection on westbound U.S. 62. 

The westbound exit ramp on I-24 to 62 was shut down for multiple hours due to the wreck. 

Troopers say they were assisted at the scene by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the Calvert City Police Department, the Livingston County Ambulance Service, the Marshall County Ambulance Service, the Gilbertsville Fire Department, the Calvert City Fire Department, the Palma-Briensburg Fire Department, and Air Evac.

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