MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — State police are investigating after a Hopkinsville woman was killed in a crash involving a semitrailer on Interstate 24 eastbound in Marshall County. 

Multiple agencies responded to the crash, which happened near the 27 mile marker of I-24 East around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the crash involved a semitrailer and a car.

Marshall County Coroner's Office Chief Deputy Curt Curtner announced Tuesday evening that 24-year-old Kayln Nicole Williams of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was killed in the crash. 

Kentucky State Police Post 1 says Williams was driving a 2016 Nissan Versa eastbound on I-24 when her car rear-ended the semitrailer, which had slowed because it was approaching an oversized load on the road ahead. KSP says the crash happened on the Tennessee River bridge. 

The interstate was blocked at the crash site into the evening, with KYTC announcing that the roadway had reopened at that location shortly before 7 p.m. KSP says Trooper Mike Ray is continuing to investigate the deadly collision. 

A separate semitrailer crash partially blocked westbound traffic on I-24 in Livingston County at mile marker 31. That crash also blocked the eastbound lanes for a time as crews worked to remove the overturned vehicle from the roadway. That crash site was completely cleared by about 9:30 p.m., according to KYTC.  

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This screenshot from goky.ky.gov shows backed up traffic on Interstate 24 after an eastbound crash in Marshall County and a westbound crash in Livingston County. 

The two crashes blocked a large swath of the interstate Tuesday evening. 

KYTC is warning drivers to exercise even more caution than usual on I-24 and other interstates as more people are on the road due to the Thanksgiving holiday.