Driver cited after Jeep overturns

A Canadian truck driver was cited for improper turning and obstructing a highway following a wreck Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 45 and I-69.

Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent said officers were dispatched on a report of a collision involving injury. A semi, operated by John Robin Joseph of Ontario, Canada, had reportedly made an improper turn at the site of a No U-turn sign from I-69's southbound exit in an attempt to enter the northbound lanes.

The semi cut its airlines during the turn, blocking the roadway, according to Kent.

Meanwhile, a Jeep, operated by Jody Ridenour, was traveling north from U.S. 45 entering the Interstate ramp, when he had to swerve to avoid the semi and flipped his vehicle.

Mayfield/Graves County EMS transported Ridenour to Jackson Purchase Medical Center with injuries. The semi was repaired by a local business to get it out of the roadway and the Jeep was towed.