Sheriff investigating fatal crash on I-64 in Clark County
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Clark County Sheriff is investigating a fatal crash that happened on Interstate 64 Wednesday morning.
According to the Sheriff, the crash happened near mile marker 99 near the exit to Mountain Parkway at around 5 a.m.
A male and female were heading eastbound when their car slammed into a tanker then ended up in a ditch.
The female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and later died after being taken to the hospital, according to the Sheriff.
The eastbound lane was shut for several hours, while the crash reconstruction unit looked at the scene.
The interstate has since reopened.
The Clark County Sheriff tells ABC 36 — the two passengers were Toyota employees who were heading home and that speed may have been a factor in the crash.
The Clark County Coroner has not released the name of the female victim pending notification of her family.