Fatal crash in Boone County

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

WALTON, KY (FOX19) -- A Sparta woman has died following a crash in Boone County.

It happened just before 6:30 p.m. Monday on Interstate 71 in Walton.

Police say Alice Burke, 50, was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound when she apparently lost control and started through the emergency turn around into the median, and struck a northbound semi truck. The impact caused the rig to skid sideways and into the median, where it overturned.

Burke was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tractor trailer driver, Lachezar Strelkov, 33, of Ontario, refused medical treatment. The truck is owned by UTL Transportation Services in Ontario. It was carrying over 41,000 pounds of plastic powder.

The accident originally caused the entire interstate to be closed for nearly an hour.  The accident is being investigated by the Boone County Sheriff's Department Accident Reconstruction Team.