One Killed in Collision with Semi-Truck on I-264 in Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY — January 17, 2023, one person died in an alleged crossover collision with a semi-truck on Interstate 264 in Louisville.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:00 a.m. on I-264 at Brownsboro Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was traveling east on the highway, possibly at high speeds, when they allegedly lost control and veered through the median into the westbound lanes. Moments later they collided with an oncoming semi-truck; after the impact the truck ran off the road and stopped in the grassy median.
The car's driver was fatally injured in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
I'm often concerned with exactly how much careful attention accidents with certain kinds of reported details will get. In my experience the public, the press, and sometimes even police are too quick to take "first glance" findings as the whole story, but it's always important to conduct a full and thorough investigation so only clear facts and evidence do the talking. For example, even if the victim crossed through the median as alleged it's critical to learn why. Some explanations for that might have been within their control, but many others would have been anything but.
At the end of the day, this accident cost a person their life. That's more than enough reason to take the time and care needed to learn—and prove—the whole story. Their loved ones deserve no less; I just hope authorities make sure that's what they get.