Police Department

Driver killed in single vehicle crash on I-70

For immediate release: January 17, 2017

Driver killed in single vehicle crash on I-70

Independence Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 11:50 P.M. on Friday, January 13, 2017, on I-70 just east of Phelps Road in Independence. The crash resulted in the death of the driver.

The crash occurred when the driver of a 2007 Dodge Nitro, traveling eastbound on I-70, lost control of the vehicle on the icy roadway, left the highway striking a rock bluff. The driver, identified as Amanda Hrenya, 32 years old, of Florence, Kentucky, and the vehicle’s only occupant, was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries early this morning.

The crash remains under investigation.