A Lexington woman died Saturday night after trying to flee from Whitley County sheriff's deputies.
Cassandra Byrd, 31, ran across the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Whitley County shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. She was struck by a Honda Pilot SUV driven by Lawrence Jutzi, 37, of Florence.
Byrd was killed but Jutzi was not injured, according to Kentucky State Police.
State police said Byrd had been arrested by Whitley County sheriff's deputies when she darted across the busy interstate to escape being placed in custody.
The state police said the incident remains under investigation.