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Our Hearts Go Out to Those Affected by the Tragic Accident on 71 Yesterday

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2022 | Firm News

Reposted from the Courier Journal, read the original story here

“A toddler was killed and two adults were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after a truck crashed into their car on Interstate 71 North, Louisville Metro Police said.

Eighth Division officers with LMPD’s traffic unit responded to a call about a collision between a large truck and a passenger vehicle at about 3:30 p.m. on I-71 North near the Gene Snyder Freeway ramp, LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley said in an email.

A child in the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead a the scene, Smiley said, while the two adults were taken to University of Louisville Hospital. The driver of the truck stayed on the scene and was not injured, she added.

All northbound lanes along I-71 near the I-265 exchange were closed for several hours due to the crash but reopened after 6:30 p.m., MetroSafe said.

No one involved have been identified by police or by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, and Smiley said an investigation is ongoing.”


Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. The city mourns with you in such a tragic moment. All of us at TJ Smith LLC are praying for your recovery and peace at this time.