Update: Victims ID'd in deadly Spencer Co. crash on US 31E

Update: Victims ID'd in deadly Spencer Co. crash on US 31E

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The two people who died Thursday following a two vehicle crash in Spencer County have been identified.

The victims, Joanne Lucille Wyman, 72, and Donna Jean Root, 76, both of Michigan, were sisters, The Spencer County Coroner's Office said.

Wyman was driving the car and Root was a passenger. It happened on US 31E, just south of the Bullitt County line.

The two women were here visiting Wyman's son, according to the coroner's office.

Sheriff Buddy Stump said the crash happened on a section of the reconstructed and paved road that recently opened to traffic.

Stump said his office has used social media to warn drivers about speeding on US 31E, but estimated deputies have written at least 150 speeding citations since the entire road opened.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says US 31E was reopened to traffic on Thursday around 2 p.m.

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