Crashes impact traffic on Interstate 75 in Fayette County Tuesday afternoon

A serious collision and two separate incidents involving tractor-trailers caused traffic impacts in Lexington Tuesday afternoon.

The first crash involved a single vehicle and was reported at about 2:22 p.m. on southbound Interstate 75 near mile marker 99, the Old Richmond Road exit.

The driver was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, and a passenger was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, said Lt. Dillan Taylor of the Lexington Police Department.

I-75 South was shut down for a few hours at the Athens-Boonesboro exit, according to Lexwrecks, the X account run by the Lexington Traffic Management Center. All lanes had reopened by about 5:30 p.m., according to Lexwrecks.

The account also reported two incidents involving tractor-trailers.

One was reported at the exit ramp at I-75 and Paris Pike, according to Lexwrecks. Motorists were advised to use the Paris Pike exit, Lexwrecks reported at 4:41 p.m.

Another semi lost its load on Combs Ferry Road between Winchester Road and Todds Road, according to Lexwrecks.

As of just before 6 p.m., Taylor said a tow truck had arrived at the scene. Traffic was being diverted to Todds Road while the 3000 block of Combs Ferry Road was closed, he said.

Taylor said incidents such as that one are a frequent issue as people try to find alternate routes when the interstate is closed.