Report: Drunken teen drives wrong way down Kentucky highway, crashes into 2 vehicles, kills one

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Oct. 18 2021, Published 11:14 a.m. ET

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A 17-year-old drove the wrong way down the highway in Kentucky and crashed into two vehicles, killing one person, police said.

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Around 4 a.m. on Oct. 16, police said a teen boy drove his car north in a southbound lane on Interstate 65 in Kentucky.

The teen collided head-on with two cars while driving the wrong way on the highway, officials said.

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According to authorities, a woman in her early 20s was driving the first vehicle that was hit. She was taken to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her name has not been released.

There were two passengers in the car with her, as one was in critical condition at University Hospital and the other had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Officials said the driver of the second vehicle that was hit in the crash was uninjured.

The teen driver who allegedly drove the wrong way was taken to University Hospital, where he remains in critical condition, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

The unnamed teen has been charged with murder, assault, driving under the influence, wanton endangerment and other charges, police said.

The incident is still under investigation, authorities said.

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