A truck driver was charged with reckless homicide and other charges after a woman was killed Wednesday in a five-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County, Kentucky State Police said.
Doris E. Wise, 43, of Louisville died at the scene.
State police said a black 2007 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 22, of Lakewood, Wash., rear-ended a black 2006 Chevrolet HHR driven by Wise. The HHR burst into flames. The wreck occurred near the Shelbyville exit.
State police said the five vehicles were traveling west on I-64. When traffic slowed because of a motorist assist, Kuzmanovic failed to slow down. The chain reaction resulted in damage to three other vehicles. The HHR struck a 2001 International truck operated by Roger D. Barnes, 52, of Irvine. Barnes' truck struck a white 2012 Chevrolet Equinox operated by David J. Corsaro, 40, of Putnam, W.Va. Corsaro's car struck a black 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by Terry Vutterly, 54, and with Christopher Vutterly, 31, as a passenger; both are of Barboursville.
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Corsaro and the Vutterlys were taken to Shelbyville Jewish Hospital, where they were treated and released.
Kuzmanovic was arrested and charged with reckless homicide and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He was being held in the Shelbyville jail without bond.