WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle accident in Warrick County that left one woman dead.
It happened Friday on I-64 in the eastbound lanes, just east of Lynnville. The call came in just before 6 p.m.
Authorities say the driver of a box truck was traveling eastbound in the right lane on I-64 and approaching a construction zone where the left lane was closed. Leah McMillen, 52, of Louisville, KY, was driving eastbound in the left lane and was approaching the closed lane.
Police say McMillen tried to pass the truck before the left lane ended, but the right rear of her vehicle hit the left side of the truck and caused her to lose control. Her vehicle then left the roadway on the south side, struck a tree, and overturned, landing in a ditch with approximately one foot of standing water.
McMillen was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the box truck was not injured.