UPDATED 10:33 PM -- Police say the victim was 57-year-old Linda C. Moreau of Deming, New Mexico.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A welfare check in Franklin leads to a fatal crash on I-65.
According to Kentucky State Police, a woman was traveling north on
I-65 when her vehicle veered off the right shoulder of the road and overturned.
Prior to the collision, Franklin Police Department received a call regarding a welfare check at the Wendy’s in Franklin. The vehicle that the woman was driving had been parked in the back lot of Wendy’s for over a week. When officers arrived, the female became very uncooperative and would not provide any identification and she refused to show the officers her hands.
She ignored the officer’s commands and drove off. The officers attempted to stop the female, however she entered I-65 northbound.
The Franklin Police Officers terminated their pursuit after the female ramped on to I-65. Officers with the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement attempted to stop the female as she traveled north on I-65.
KSP says The woman once again ignored the officer’s emergency equipment and continued north on I-65 driving at high rate of speed and driving in a reckless manner. The female lost control of her vehicle around the 19 mile point of I-65. The female was pronounced dead on the scene by the Warren County Coroner’s Office.