Serious crash in Monroe County closed freeway for a time Monday morning

MONROE COUNTY (WTVG) - A section of US-23 southbound in Monroe County was closed Monday morning due to a serious crash.

Around 4:00 a.m., the Monroe County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle that hit a tree in the median just passed exit 5.

Emergency crews had to use the jaws of jaws of life.

The highway was shut down the for about 45 minutes to clear there air for air ambulance to arrive on scene.

It's not clear how many people were inside the vehicle.

No word on the condition of the driver.

Both lanes of US-23 southbound in Monroe County are now open.