Elizabethtown teen dies in crash

HORSE CAVE, Ky. – An Elizabethtown teen died Sunday after the car she was driving collided with a semi-truck.

At 11:35 a.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Police were called to a two-vehicle injury collision on Interstate 65 southbound near the 55-mile marker in Hart County.

The preliminary investigation shows that Kimberly Linder, 18, of Elizabethtown, was operating a 2012 Toyota Camry while traveling southbound on Interstate 65, according to a release from KSP. Linder’s vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway, striking a guardrail. Upon impact, the vehicle re-entered the roadway traveling into the path of Christopher Ross, 22, of Brownstown, Ind. who was operating a 2016 International semi-truck owned by TPS Industrial Services, traveling southbound.

Linder’s vehicle was struck by Ross’ in the passenger side. Both vehicles came to final rest on the right shoulder of the roadway, according to the release.

Linder was taken by Hart County EMS to The Medical Center at Caverna where she pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

Linder was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Ross refused medical treatment on scene and did not report any injury.

The investigation is ongoing.