A 2-year-old girl died after being thrown from a vehicle that crashed on Interstate 65 Friday, and the driver has been charged with murder in connection with her death.
State police say Arturo Rodriguez, 22, of Louisville, had been drinking and was southbound on I-65 when he lost control of his vehicle about five miles south of Elizabethtown at about 5:30 p.m. The vehicle crossed the median and went into the northbound lanes, where it overturned.
The 2-year-old child, who was not riding in a car seat, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rodriguez and another passenger, Silena Smith, also of Louisville, were taken by helicopter to the University of Louisville Hospital.
Rodriguez was charged with murder, DUI, no operator's license, no insurance and failure to use a child restraint in a vehicle.
After Rodriguez was released from the hospital, he was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center, where he was being held Saturday on $500,000 cash bond.