GRAND RIVERS, Ky. – Police say two elderly women who were reported missing from southern Indiana have died in a crash in western Kentucky after traveling the wrong way on an interstate.
Kentucky State Police say the women were traveling east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 around 10 p.m. Thursday when they collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.
Police say the coroner pronounced 80-year-old Wilma Joyce Schoonover and 85-year-old Nadine Coleman, both of Evansville, Ind., dead at the scene in Livingston County.
Kentucky police say the Evansville Police Department received a missing persons report on the women about the time of the accident.
Truck driver Sherman Majors of Lawton, Okla., was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.
State transportation spokesman Keith Todd says the accident closed the interstate until 2:36 a.m. Friday.