Pedestrian walking on I-65 hit by vehicle

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman was taken to University Hospital early Monday after Louisville Metro Police say she struck by a car while walking on I-65. But what police don't know is why the woman was walking on the interstate in the first place.

It was just before 2 a.m. when police were called to I-65 south near Crittenden Drive on a report of a pedestrian that had been hit. When they arrived, they found the woman down. She was taken to University Hospital by Metro EMS.

Police shutdown the interstate for sometime to conduct an investigation at the scene. They say they are still trying to figure out why the woman was walking on the interstate. There was no sign of any disabled vehicle in the area.

According to Dwight Mitchell, an LMPD spokesperson, the woman, whose name has not been released, has life-threatening injuries and police have not yet been able to speak with her. They hope to find out more when and if they are able to talk with her.

Mitchell said the driver of the vehicle that hit the woman, 59-year-old Thomas King, was arrested for DUI. King was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections and should appear before a judge Tuesday morning.  Additional charges could be added if the victim passes away and the Commonwealth's Attorney Office deems other crimes may have taken place.

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