Troopers investigate fatal crash in I-64 construction zone

WARRICK CO. – Friday evening, at approximately 5:46 p.m., Indiana State Police and Warrick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-64 eastbound near the 47.5 mile-marker that claimed the life of a Louisville, KY, woman.

Preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2006 freightliner box truck was traveling eastbound in the right lane on I-64 and approaching a construction zone where the left lane was closed. The construction zone had posted signs and orange barrels indicating the left lane was closed ahead.

Leah McMillen, 52, of Louisville, KY, was driving her 2021 Nissan Rogue eastbound in the left lane and was approaching the orange barrels and the closed lane. McMillen attempted to pass the truck before the left lane ended, but the right rear of her vehicle collided with the left side of the truck causing her to lose control. McMillen’s vehicle left the roadway on the south side, struck a tree, overturned, and came to a final rest in a ditch that had approximately one foot of standing water.

McMillen was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the box truck was not injured.

Investigating Officer: Trooper Trey Stewart, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Sergeant Kevin Brown, Sergeant Kylen Compton, and Trooper Hunter Manning

Assisting Agencies: Warrick County Sheriff’s Office and Warrick County Coroner’s Office