I-71 southbound fatal crash near Gene Snyder Freeway on Jan. 11, 2021

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One person died in a crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 71.

The crash took place just before 1 p.m.

According to Dwight Mitchell, a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department, a passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on I-71, near the Gene Snyder Freeway. Mitchell said the vehicle was either stopped or traveling slowly on the interstate.

At some point, Mitchell said a pickup truck that was traveling the same direction on the interstate rear-ended the passenger vehicle.

As a result, the driver of the passenger vehicle received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The occupants of the pickup truck were not injured.

The LMPD Traffic Unit continues to investigate.

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