UPDATE: Car Wedged Beneath Semi In I-275 Wreck

Posted On July 10, 2014

Update posted at 11:25 a.m.:

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of the car involved in Thursday morning’s collision on I-275 near Petersburg was hospitalized.

Marilyn Thielmann, 57, of Moores Hill, was traveling westbound in the right lane on I-275 westbound when she lost control of her 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier and it became lodged underneath the rear axles of a semi trailer in the left lane.

Thielmann’s Cavalier was pushed for a distance of 1056.5 feet, deputies estimated.

Thielmann was transported to Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood with reported minor injuries.

The truck was operated by Bill Holly, 66 of Elizabethon, Tennessee and owned by USF Holland, INC out of Holland, Michigan.


Original story posted at 7:50 a.m.:

(Petersburg, Ky.) – A car was caught beneath a semi trailer on Interstate 275 in Boone County Thursday morning.

The wreck occurred at about 6:00 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-275 just east of the Petersburg exit. According to various motorists, it appeared as though the front end of the passenger car had been caught beneath the trailer and then dragged.

Dispatchers said no serious injuries were reported.

The wreck required police to shut down the left lane of I-275 for about 90 minutes. The scene has since been cleared.