Woman who died in fiery crash on Old Henry Road identified

Woman dies in crash on Old Henry Road

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A woman who died in a fiery crash early Thursday morning has been identified.

The crash was reported on Old Henry Road at Nelson Miller Parkway shortly before 5 a.m., according to Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Beth Ruoff.

Police said the semi had a green light and was turning left onto Old Henry Road from Nelson Miller Parkway when a woman, identified as Shaila Russell, 29, by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, ran a red light and crashed into the semi. The impact caused the vehicle to burst into flames.

Russell was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.

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