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.
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.