Franklin County

Fatal crash shuts down interstate in Frankfort for two hours

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in Frankfort at the 58 mile marker were closed for several hours Wednesday following a fatal crash, according to the Lexington Traffic Management Center.

The crash happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday near the U.S. 60 exit, the traffic management said. A vehicle got on the interstate using the wrong ramp and then crashed into two vehicles, WKYT reported. The driver in the wrong-way vehicle died.

According to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner, the rollover crash led to a vehicle catching fire.

The victim’s name has not been released.

All traffic was diverted seven miles away at the Midway exit. The road was re-opened at about 4 p.m., according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

It’s the second fatal crash in the Frankfort portion of I-64 in the last two weeks. On Feb. 18, a Berea woman and Indiana man died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer.

Mike Stunson covers breaking news and real-time news for the Lexington Herald-Leader and He is a 2011 Western Kentucky University graduate who has previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter.