Driver killed in crash on I-264 at Bardstown Road

Driver killed in crash on I-264 at Bardstown Road
The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-264 at Bardstown Road around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person is dead following a crash on Interstate 264.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-264 at Bardstown Road around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell.

A preliminary investigation showed a semi-gas tanker was driving in the center lane. The tanker driver tried to merge into the right lane and rear-ended a Mazda Miata, according to Mitchell. The impact sent the Mazda spinning into traffic and into another vehicle before the Mazda stopped under the tanker.

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The driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the driver has not been released.

Traffic on I-264 is shut down around the crash.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.

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