The impact caused the wreckage to burst into flames and the driver and passenger in the Pontiac died as a result of the fire, police said. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Chris Lower)
Amanda and Elaine Ludwig (Photo: Eric Haberthier)
HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -
A mother and daughter are dead after an accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 275 near the Kentucky-Indiana border.
The accident happened on the Caroll C. Cropper Bridge at approximately 11:40 a.m. at the 13.9 mile marker Saturday.
According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, a westbound Pontiac Grand Prix occupied by two people came to a stop on the bridge in the right lane. A following semi driver was able to swerve to his left around the car to avoid the collision but another semi behind him was unable to act and ran into the rear of the stopped Pontiac.
The impact caused the wreckage to burst into flames and the driver and passenger in the Pontiac died as a result of the fire, police said.
The Boone County Coroner's office identified the driver and passenger as Elaine Ludwig, 59, and Amanda Ludwig, 18, of Hebron, Ky.
Officials say the driver of the USF Holland tractor trailer hauling general freight, Ronnie York, 63, of Greenwood, Ind, was reportedly not injured in the wreck.
Westbound I-275 was closed for approximately five hours Saturday.
The Boone Co. Sheriff's Accident Reconstruction Unit has been called to investigate the collision.
A funeral for Elaine and Amanda Ludwig is tentatively planned for March 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Westwood.