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1 dead in rollover accident on southbound I-71 near I-265

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An overview of the accident scene (Source: Air 3, WAVE 3 News An overview of the accident scene (Source: Air 3, WAVE 3 News
The crash happened near the Gene Snyder Freeway. (Source: Alane Paulley) The crash happened near the Gene Snyder Freeway. (Source: Alane Paulley)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman was killed and two other people were taken to a hospital for treatment after a two vehicle crash that shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 71.

Officer Carey Klain, a Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman, said the crash was reported at 4:29 p.m. at mile marker 9 just south of the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265/KY 841). 

According to Klain, witnesses said a Nissan Sentra was in the right hand lane when it tried to cross both lanes of traffic and get to a center turnaround lane in the median. The Nissan struck a Chevy Equinox traveling in the left lane.

The driver of the Nissan, a woman in her 60's, was killed in the crash. The driver and passenger of the Equinox were taken to Norton Brownsboro Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The names of those involved have not been released.

As of 7:50 p.m., I-71 south remained closed south of the Snyder Freeway. I-71 south traffic is being diverted onto the Snyder. Police have not said how long I-71 south will be closed.

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