Woman killed in fiery vehicle crash into building at Outer Loop intersection identified
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Jefferson County coroner released the identity of the woman that died after a Thursday morning crash near the Fairdale neighborhood.
Around 3:25 a.m., officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Outer Loop and 3rd Street Road, according to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell.
Early investigation revealed a passenger vehicle was heading west on Outer Loop when the driver missed a left turn onto 3rd Street Road.
Police said as a result, the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a building in the 8000 block of 3rd Street Road. The vehicle and the building both caught fire due to the crash.
The woman who was driving the vehicle was taken to University Hospital, where she later died.
On Saturday, the coroner identified the woman as 25-year-old Shiann Barnhart.
Police said no other injuries were reported.
LMPD’s Traffic Unit is handling the ongoing investigation.
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