A man was arrested Monday after a Nicholasville woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Jessamine County, Chief Sheriff's Deputy Allen Peel said.
Marlene Chaffin, 56, was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where she was taken after the crash, Peel said.
Chaffin was a passenger in a Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Jeffrey Tuggle, 51, of Nicholasville.
Tuggle was arrested at the scene on a charge of driving under the influence. Peel said additional charges wereanticipated.
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The crash happened about 4:30 p.m. Monday in the 3100 block of Frankfort-Ford Road east of Wilmore. The truck went several yards off the road and into a stand of trees.
Chaffin was thrown from the pickup, which then landed on top of her, Peel said. Several passersby stopped and removed Chaffin from under the vehicle, Peel said.
Tuggle was being held in the Jessamine County jail.
It was the first fatal vehicular crash that the Jessamine County sheriff's office has worked since August 2013, Peel said.