Driver killed in three-vehicle crash in Floyd County - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Driver killed in three-vehicle crash in Floyd County

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials in Floyd County say a driver died after a multi-vehicle crash Monday .

Authorities say the crash happened along I-64 west near mile marker 120. A call about the crash came in to the Floyd County Police Department around 11:30 p.m.

Police say they received a call about a three-car crash and that a person was trapped inside a vehicle that was on fire.

Officers who responded to the scene say the person who was trapped was unable to escape and died as a result of the flames.

Authorities say a tow-truck was providing assistance to a disabled vehicle in the emergency lane. A Chevrolet S10 was parked behind the tow truck. The Chevrolet's driver was at the scene to help a friend with the disable vehicle, according to police.

A Ford Focus was headed west alongside I-64. The Focus left the travel lane and crashed into the back of a Chevrolet. As a result, the Chevrolet crashed into the back of the tow truck and the disabled vehicle. The Chevrolet caught on fire and its driver, identified as 57-year-old David Smith from New Albany, was not able to escape and died as a result.

The driver of the Ford Focus was not hurt. The tow truck driver and owner of the disabled vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Police say the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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