Car engulfed in flames after three car collision shuts down multiple lanes on I-65

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. –  Friday night around 6:30p.m. a car fully broke into flames after hitting two other drivers on I-65 near exit 26.

Witness Chuck Preston said he watched the car that caught on fire instigated the crash, flying down the interstate trying to squeeze between the two other drivers. By the time authorities arrived the car was ablaze with no one inside.

Kentucky State Police believe the driver fled the scene. They found a hat and pair of shoes on the interstate close to the car. Additionally, troopers say there was no blood at the scene. The abandoned vehicle did not have a license plate. Firefighters said they checked 100 feet into the woods on the right side of the interstate, but did they not find any sign of the driver.

The two cars hit were able to drive a bit further down the road and pull over on the right shoulder. Preston said after witnessing the crash, he talked to the two drivers who turned out to be a mother and son. Neither drivers were hurt, according to Preston.

Bowling Green Fire Department, Alvaton Fire Department, Kentucky State Police and emergency personnel were on scene.

News 40 saw both cars drive away from the scene around 7:30 p.m. as well as most of the authorities and first responders.