OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Two people are dead and two are injured following an accident on southbound I-71.
It happened around 3:34 p.m. Wednesday about a half a mile south of the 14 exit ramp.
Police say a vehicle was traveling down the interstate when it left the roadway into the center median and struck a rock cut.
Upon arrival police say they located the driver trapped in the vehicle. They located three additional occupants that were ejected from the vehicle.
The driver was identified as 17-year-old TC Somersall, of Cumberland. She is a student enrolled in Harlan County Schools. The other injured passenger was identified as a 15-year-old from Smith.
17-year-old TC Somersall is a senior at Harlan County High School. She was 1 of 4 girls involved in a car accident in Oldham County yesterday. She is at University Hospital where she is in critical condition. Her softball coach says she is expected to be okay @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/tKXwUzjK2M
— Jacqueline Nie (@JacquelineLEX18) August 23, 2018
The two passengers who passed away were identified as 18-year-old Selena Gilbert, of Wallins Creek, and 20-year-old Tamara Daniels, of Ages.
A Crisis Response Team was present at the high school on Thursday.
If you have any information on the accident, you are asked to call 502-222-1300.