Coroner identifies woman killed in crash on I-65 near Outer Loop

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The coroner's office has released the name of a woman who died after crashing on Interstate 65 early Thursday.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner's office, 72-year-old Donna Kirk was pronounced dead around 1:30 a.m. Police say she crashed in the southbound lanes of I-65 near the Outer Loop ramp.

Police say Kirk was apparently exiting onto the eastbound Outer Loop ramp, when she lost control of the vehicle, hit a concrete wall, ran off the roadway and was ejected into a swampy area.

According to the coroner's office, her official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia via drowning.

LMPD says no one else was injured.

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