One dead after vehicle overturns on Cumberland Parkway

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One person is dead and another is airlifted to UK Hospital after a single-vehicle accident on the Cumberland Parkway early Tuesday morning.

Police say it happened around 5:30 a.m. at mile marker 52 near the Russell Springs/Jamestown exit in Russell County. They say a single vehicle overturned several times. A female was ejected from the vehicle, she was pronounced dead at the scene by the Russell County coroner. A male, who was also in the vehicle, was airlifted to UK Hospital with unknown injuries.

Accident reconstruction crews are currently on the scene and officials expect the roadway to be closed until sometime after 11 a.m.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Names have not been released.


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