Victim killed on Preston Highway identified

Published: Oct. 22, 2017 at 3:28 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2017 at 4:04 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An woman killed on Preston Highway at Old Preston Highway on Sunday morning has been identified.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified 71-year-old Alberta Pontius as the victim. .

Police at the scene told a WAVE 3 News crew that a truck was in the right lane heading north, when Pontius failed to brake as she approached the truck, swerved and crashed into a pole.

Pontius was the only fatality and no other vehicles were involved.

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