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The southbound lanes of Interstate 71 remained closed for about six hours July 1 when a six-vehicle wreck resulted in the death of a 10-year-old girl from Louisiana. The closure allowed the Kentucky State Police to investigate the accident and the emergency response to proceed safely.
Wreck kills 10-year-old girl

A July 1 crash on Interstate 71 involving multiple vehicles at the 36 mile marker southbound claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl from Houghton, La., according to the Kentucky State Police.
State police identified Bailey Spreights as the victim of the 1 p.m. accident that involved three commercial vehicles and three passenger cars, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, Post 5 spokesman. Earlier reports had said nine vehicles were involved.