Woman killed in I-24 crash as driver attempted U-Turn
LYON Co, KY -
Kentucky State Police say a woman from Louisville died in a crash on I-24 Saturday.
KSP responded to a two vehicle crash at the 37 mile marker near Kuttawa around 2pm. Troopers say Leslie Cunningham, 71, of Evansville, Indiana, was driving westbound in the right-hand lane of I-24 while Joseph Mouser, 73, of Rineyville, Kentucky, was driving westbound in the left-hand lane just beside Cunningham.
KSP says Cunningham turned into the path of Mouser's vehicle in what appeared to be an attempt to make a U-turn across I-24.
Mary Fugate, 72, of Louisville, was a passenger in Cunningham's vehicle and received multiple blunt force injuries from the crash and died at the scene.
Cunningham was air lifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville with non-life threatening injuries. Mouser refused treatment at the scene.
KSP continues to investigate.
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