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A woman was killed Wednesday after she drove her car off an I-275 overpass in Northern Kentucky.
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WILDER, Ky. -- A woman was killed Wednesday after she drove her car off an I-275 overpass in Northern Kentucky.
Authorities said Shirley Jones, 77, was driving was driving westbound on I-275 in Wilder just before 2 p.m. when she hit the guardrail.
Wilder Police Lt. Mike Murdoch said Jones then continued through the highway's median and off the overpass onto Three Mile Road.
Murdock said her sedan landed upside down and caught fire on impact.
Responders found the Jones unconscious. Witnesses helped police pull her from the car. She was then taken to St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas.
Officials said she was pronounced dead about an hour later.
Officers said the woman may have been in medical distress because her vehicle's emergency flashers were on when it was found.
"There were some witnesses and the police department initially were on the scene," Murdock said. "The car was on fire, so we wanted to get her away from a potential catastrophe there."
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