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One dead after car crash on I-64 in Franklin County

Posted at 3:59 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 21:25:17-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — One person is dead following a single vehicle crash on Tuesday in Franklin County.

The crash occurred between the 54 and 55 mile markers going eastbound near the bridge crossing over the Kentucky River.

According to Kentucky State Police, 22-year-old Shyanne Adkins of Jefferson County lost control of her vehicle and collided with a guardrail off the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle then traveled back onto the travel portion of the roadway and rear ended another vehicle then collided with a second guardrail. Adkins was ejected from her vehicle and was pronounced deceased by the Franklin County Coroner at the scene. No one in the other vehicle was injured.

As a result of the crash, I-64 Eastbound at exit 53B was temporarily shut down but opened back up just after 4:30 p.m., according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.