77-year-old woman dead after Wednesday accident on westbound I-275

(FOX19) - A 77-year-old woman is dead after her vehicle flipped and caught fire on westbound I-275 Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened just before 2 p.m. Wednesday near Three Mile Road.

Officers say the vehicle was heading westbound on the highway when it struck a guardrail. Authorities say the vehicle drove through the median and off the overpass onto Three Mile Road.

Police say the vehicle landed on its top and the vehicle engine caught fire.

The driver, identified as 77-year-old Shirley Jones, was unconscious upon arrival. Witnesses and police say they were able to pull the woman out of the vehicle.

Jones was transported to St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas Hospital with critical injuries. She died in the hospital on Wednesday night.

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