Fatal accident on I-71 near mile marker 7 causes delays, lane closures on Saturday

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by WHAS11 News

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 9 at 10:08 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A fatal accident on I-71 northbound near the 7 mile marker at around 2:54 p.m. Saturday closed multiple lanes in both directions of 71.

Dwight Mitchell, with LMPD, says a Jeep was headed south on I-71, lost control after he lost a tire and flipped over into the northbound lanes.

The driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver's identity has not been released.


 

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