Lexington woman killed in crash on I-64

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By Lisa King

A  Lexington woman was killed in an accident on 1-64 eastbound just inside the Shelby County line Monday morning.

Natasha Lewis, 24, was killed when she was ejected through the back window of a vehicle driven by Ieshia Ford, 19, also of Lexington, at 8:49 a.m.

Kentucky State Police said Ford apparently lost control of her 1989 Chevrolet, over-corrected, clipped another vehicle, and overturned a couple of times before coming to rest on an embankment after striking a group of trees.

Lewis, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple trauma, according to Jeff Ivers, Shelby County deputy coroner.

Ford, the driver, was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where she was treated and released. Ford was wearing a seatbelt, according to the KSP report.

The driver of the vehicle struck by Ford was Mary Sadowski, 61, of  Brighton, Mich. Her 2005 Buick was only slightly damaged.

The accident left traffic on 1-64 backed up for more than two hours Monday morning as police investigated the scene of the fatality.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the accident was still under investigation.