Vehicle leaves I-65 roadway; driver rescued

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By Stephen Thomas

CLERMONT - A driver was rescued from her vehicle after leaving Interstate 65 and coming to a rest in a ravine Wednesday afternoon.


Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said the driver, Camilia Ruth Cooper of Indiana, reported blacking out while driving her Ford Expedition along northbound I-65 just after 4 p.m.

Cooper's vehicle left the roadway just north of Highway 245 at Exit 112, ending up on the opposite side of the guardrail.

Tinnell said Cooper's vehicle continued along a fence line for about 100 yeards, then down into the ravine, taking out a few small trees along the way.

Southeast Bullitt Fire units responded to the scene, removing Cooper through the back of the vehicle. She was transported by Bullitt County EMS to University of Louisville hospital with minor back and neck injuries.