Woman dies in crash on I-75

A woman died after a crash Saturday night on Interstate 75 South in Fayette County.

Amber Fields, 26, was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. She died of multiple blunt force trauma, according to a release from the Fayette County Coroner's office.

The accident occurred at the 102 mile marker just before 6 p.m., said Lt. Chris Van Brackel of the Lexington police.

Police say Fields drove a tan Chrysler PT Cruiser onto the right shoulder of the road and into a guard rail, tearing the front tire off the wheel of the vehicle.

Van Brackel said a witness said Fields appeared to have fallen asleep. He said she might have had a medical emergency.

Van Brackel said the car continued to "bounce" down the guard rail about 1,200 feet. When the guard rail ended, the car went off the right shoulder and into the grass. The vehicle hit a rock wall and flipped, landing right side up.

Fields, who was wearing a seat belt, was cut out of the car by the fire department.

He said an empty car seat initially prompted a search for a child who might have been thrown from the car, but family members were able to confirm that the woman was by herself at the time of the crash.