wreckPADUCAH, Ky. (8/21/14) — At 8:58 a.m. agencies were dispatched to I-24 at the 8 mile marker for a roll-over accident with injuries.

It was discover that 38 year old Christopher Schlachter from O'Fallon Ill., was traveling east bound on I-24. He was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban owned by 65 year old Jesse Adkins from Bellville Ill. Adkins was also passenger in the vehicle. The third passenger was 21 year old Cody Strunk from Shiloh Ill.

According to witness's shortly after leaving the construction zone on I-24 they saw the 25 foot camper that Schlachter was pulling begin to sway from left to right. Over a short distance the sway became more violent until Schlachter lost control of the Suburban. The vehicle flipped one and one half times coming to rest in the median.

Schlachter and Adkins were transported to Lourdes E.R. by Mercy Regional ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

The second collision resulted at the same crash location when 53 year old David Schlosser from Springfield Ill. parked his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle on the frost line to render aid to the people in the overturned Suburban.

As Schlosser ran to the wrecked vehicle 31 year old Clayton Baker from LaCernter, Ky. stopped the 2008 Mack semi and left the tractor to assist the wreck victims. The semi began to roll forward and struck the 2005 Harley Davidson causing damage to it.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement inspected the semi owned by Metropolis Ready Mix. The operator of the semi was cited by CVE for issues discovered during the inspection.

Also assisting on scene was the Paducah Police Department, Paducah Fire Department, Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Kentucky Safe Patrol, Hartmans towing, Stinnett towing and Randy's tow service.

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I-24 was restricted to one lane in each direction for 3 hours, and at times was closed completely during the investigation and cleanup of the two collisions.

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