Floyd County woman dies in accident on Mountain Parkway

A woman from Floyd County died in a wreck on the Mountain Parkway Tuesday morning.

Betty McKinzie, 68, of Ivel, was riding in the backseat of a car also carrying her daughter and granddaughter, said Powell County Coroner Hondo Hearne.

The family, en route from Pikeville to Lexington, had stopped at Exit 33 and gotten back on the parkway headed east. When they realized they had gone the wrong direction, they attempted to make a U turn and apparently were hit from behind by a minivan, Hearne said.

McKinzie, who had not been wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:13 a.m.

Hearne said the others in the car were not seriously injured.

He said Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin is in charge of arrangements for McKinzie.