1 dead, 1 injured in crash on I-71 near I-264 - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

1 dead, 1 injured in crash on I-71 near I-264

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Emergency crews on the scene of the crash. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Emergency crews on the scene of the crash. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died and a second person is injured after they were involved in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 71 near Interstate 264/Watterson Expressway.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said Robin Brickey, 45, of Louisville died at University of Louisville Hospital after being thrown from the car. She was not wearing a seatbelt, deputy coroner Eddie Robinson said.

According to Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, the crash happened just after 7 p.m. Friday in the southbound lanes of I-71 near I-264.

Smiley said a preliminary investigation of the crash indicated that Brickey, driving a 2007 white Toyota Matrix, lost control and over corrected.

Her male passenger was wearing a seatbelt and was also taken to UofL Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

Smiley said the male passenger is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.

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