2 killed in crash involving semi, car on I-71 South in Oldham Co.

2 killed in crash involving semi, car on I-71 South in Oldham Co.
The interstate was closed for about two hours as emergency crews worked to clear the crash scene on I-71 South.

CRESTWOOD, KY (WAVE) - Two people were killed in a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi on Interstate 71 South in Oldham County on Monday afternoon.

According to Oldham County Dispatch, the crash happened just before 2 p.m. at the 14.5 mile marker, on the bridge over KY 329 at the Crestwood exit.

Police said the semi driver was going slowly because of heavy traffic when the driver of a Chevrolet SUV struck the back of the trailer.

The driver of the SUV, 74-year-old Larry Doyle, of Crestwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger, 73-year-old Joyce Doyle, was rushed to University Hospital where she died a short time later. Larry and Joyce were the only people in the car, police said.

The Oldham County Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

Anyone with further information on the collision can call Oldham County Police at 502-222-1300.

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