Henry County woman dies in I-71 accident

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by Alix Mattingly

A five-vehicle accident left one woman dead and sent another three to the hospital, while shutting down traffic on southbound Interstate 71 for hours Tuesday.

Sherry Bray, 48, of Pendleton, died after a box truck struck her vehicle and pushed it under a semi-truck, Oldham County Police said. She died at the scene due to her injuries.

Oldham County Police were dispatched to the accident around 9:30 a.m. The accident occurred near the Oldham/Jefferson County line, over Haunz Lane.

Oldham County Police said two other adults and one child were taken from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the accident occurred as traffic was slowing down due to road work. Preliminary results show that alcohol or drugs were not a factor at this time, police said. They did not expect to file charges from the accident, police said.