Lexington resident Beverly Miner, 70, was killed in a crash Sunday night on the eastbound Bluegrass Parkway just west of the Lawrenceburg exit, according to authorities.
The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old woman, was thrown from the car; she was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington, said Mark Tussey, Anderson County coroner. Tussey said the driver's injuries were not life-threatening. Tussey did not release her name.
The driver was Miner's part-time caregiver, Tussey said. They were driving back to Lexington from Elizabethtown, where they had gone to buy a puppy, Tussey said.
They went off the road after another vehicle abruptly changed lanes in front of them, Tussey said.
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Miner was trapped in the wreckage and was removed with the aid of the Anderson County Fire Department, Tussey said.
The investigation, which began about 6 p.m., lasted several hours, Tussey said. It was difficult to remove Miner from the heavily damaged car, which had landed on the driver's side.
Miner did not appear to have used a seat belt. It is unknown whether the driver used a seat belt because she was ejected from the vehicle.
The puppy survived the crash and apparently was unharmed, Tussey said.
Anderson County sheriff's office is assisting the coroner's office in the investigation.