Driver killed in fiery crash on I-64 West near I-264

Driver killed in fiery crash on I-64 West near I-264
A crash led to a vehicle catching fire just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, closing westbound I-64 just before I-264 heading toward New Albany. Around 5:30 p.m., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the lanes would remain closed for up to four hours for a death investigation.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A crash led to a vehicle catching fire just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, closing westbound I-64 just before I-264 heading toward New Albany.

LMPD said a disabled vehicle was just beyond a curve and not visible when it was rear-ended by another vehicle headed west on I-64. The disabled vehicle burst into flames and the driver died at the scene, according to police. The driver of the other vehicle was taken UofL Hospital but is expected to be okay.

The emergency response to the crash also led to lane closures in two eastbound lanes on I-64. Around 5:30 p.m., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the lanes would remain closed for up to four hours.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating.

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