Death-Obituary I-75 Crash, A NKY Woman, 19, Perishes In An I-75 Collision

Death-Obituary I-75 Crash, A NKY Woman, 19, Perishes In An I-75 Collision

I-75 crash — According to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office, a 19-year-old lady has passed away from wounds she sustained in a collision last week on Interstate 75 south of the Richwood exit in northern Kentucky. According to a coroner’s report, Burlington resident Brianna Pyles was pronounced dead on Friday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

She was a passenger in a car that, just after midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 4, stopped for an unexplained reason in the left lane of the northbound I-75, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.  The vehicle was struck from behind by a semi with two trailers, sheriff’s officials have said. The impact forced both vehicles across all lanes of northbound traffic and shut down the highway for several hours.

The vehicles came to a stop in the emergency lane, sheriff’s officials have said. One person was reported to have a “major trauma” at the scene with “agonal breathing,” according to the initial Boone County emergency communication reports from the crash. Agonal breathing occurs when someone is near death, not getting enough oxygen, and is gasping for air – usually due to cardiac arrest or stroke, according to the American Heart Association.

Pyles was airlifted to the hospital and remained in critical condition until she passed away. The driver, Corbin Adams, 21, of Dry Ridge, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The semi-driver was not hurt.The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate.

Death-Obituary I-75 Crash, A NKY Woman, 19, Perishes In An I-75 Collision