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Wreck shuts down section of I-64, driver's name released

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Troopers say a vehicle went off the road and landed in a wooded area. Troopers say a vehicle went off the road and landed in a wooded area.

Traffic on the westbound lane of I-64 was backed up for a while on Friday morning after a single vehicle injury accident in Warrick County.

Dispatchers say it happened about 6 miles east of Lynnville.

Troopers say a vehicle, driven by Galdino Mora of Ferdinand, went off the road and landed in a wooded area.

Authorities say Mora was only semi-conscious when they arrived on scene and couldn't tell them how the truck ended up off the road.

It took crews about an hour to free the man from the vehicle. 

Officials say the man had injuries to his lower legs and some head trauma.

A medical helicopter was called to the scene.

ISP says the westbound lanes of I-64 were shut down so the helicopter could land. Our crew on scene says traffic was backed up for miles during the closure.

Once the helicopter took off, one westbound lane of I-64 was reopened and traffic was able to get moving, but troopers say traffic is still backed up several miles.

The driver was taken to a hospital in Louisville. No word yet on his condition.

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