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Hardin County Woman Dead After I-65 Accident

Date of News Release: 12/22/2015

(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown worked a single fatality accident just north of the 96 mile marker northbound on I-65 Tuesday morning. On December 22, 2015 at approximately 9:05 A.M. EDST, Lynnsey Nicole Johnson (21) of Glendale was operating her 2004 Chevrolet northbound on I-65. For unknown reasons she lost control of her vehicle and left the roadway striking a guardrail. After impacting the guardrail the vehicle then spun back into the northbound lanes into the path of a 2016 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by Gary M. Nixon (55) of Chester Gap, Va. The tractor-trailer struck the passenger vehicle causing it to go across the interstate into the cable barrier. Lynnsey N. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin Co. Coroner's office. No other injuries were reported. Northbound traffic was delayed with one lane open for several hours while KSP Troopers reconstructed the accident. The accident is still under investigation by Troopers Dewan Kelly and Scott Rafferty. KSP was assisted on the scene by the Hardin Co. SO, KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Hardin Co. EMS, Central Hardin Fire Dept, Elizabethtown Fire Dept. and the Hardin Co. Coroner's office.