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Driver extracted from overturned semi that blocked exit ramp near Eddyville, Ky.

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UPDATE: State police have released more information about a semi wreck that blocked an exit ramp near Eddyville Wednesday morning and seriously injured the driver. 

The Kentucky State Police says 45-year-old Noemis Gonzalez of Louisville was driving the semi south on I-69 in Lyon County. He was trying to drive onto the ramp when the truck hit a guardrail and overturned. 

Troopers say Gonzalez was trapped in the truck for about an hour as firefighters from Eddyville, Kuttawa, and Princeton worked to extricate him using heavy equipment.  

Lyon County EMS took Gonzalez to Lourdes hospital, and he was later transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Troopers say his injuries are life-threatening. 

Troopers are still investigating the wreck. 

An interstate exit ramp near Eddyville is blocked due to an overturned semi.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the eastbound I-24 ramp to northbound I-60 is closed so that crews can remove the semi.

Eastbound I-24 traffic is also restricted to one lane. There is no impact on westbound I-24 traffic.

Drivers on eastbound I-24 trying to get to northbound I-69 should self-detour via US 62, or get off at exit 45, loop through the intersection, and then access I-69 from I-24 via the westbound lanes.

There is no word on what caused the crash, or the condition of the driver.

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