One Dead Following Franklin County Interstate Crash


On Tuesday, Kentucky State Police responded to investigate a two vehicle fatal collision on Interstate 64 East in Franklin County. The collision occurred after calls were made to 911 reporting a reckless driver on Interstate 64 east.

The Kentucky State Police and Franklin County Sheriff Deputies were attempting to locate a suspect vehicle following calls to 911 from other motorists reporting a reckless driver. Before the vehicle could be located, the vehicle was involved in a fatal collision near the 55 mile marker in the Eastbound lanes of Interstate 64.

Investigators say the operator, identified as 22 year-old Shyanne Adkins of Jefferson County, lost control of her vehicle and collided with a guardrail off the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle then traveled back onto the travel portion of the roadway and rear ended another vehicle then collided with a second guardrail. Shyanne Adkins was ejected from her vehicle and was pronounced deceased by the Franklin County Coroner at the scene. No one in the other vehicle was injured.

Kentucky State Police Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Fire and EMS and the Franklin County Coroner.