Search underway in Bullitt County for woman missing after crashing car | New
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A massive search is underway in Bullitt County to locate a woman missing after she apparently crashed her car.
Shepherdsville Police told WDRB a woman was driving a gold 2002 Chevy Trailblazer when she ran off the road. She called for help but was unsure of her location.
Social media posts from the woman’s family identify her as Nora Thompson, 57. Kym Killebrew Lammers is his daughter. She asks if anyone saw the Trailblazer pulling off the road around 4 p.m. between Radcliff and the Gene Snyder Freeway to call the police.
Shepherdsville Police Major Jason Pauley said police attempted to use cell phone “pings” to locate her. The pings placed her in the area between Interstate 65 and the Preston Freeway south, but Pauley said the pings are not always accurate. The police therefore threw a wider net this morning to try to locate her.
Police said they determined Thompson’s car was within a mile of Love’s truck stop in Shepherdsville, just off I-65.
The family, as well as law enforcement and emergency management, gathered at the truck stop to help coordinate aerial and ground searches.
Lammers said her mother is disabled and became disoriented after being turned away from the US 60 due to an accident. That’s why she wasn’t sure where she crashed. She told her daughter that she crashed into a ditch or ravine, couldn’t get out of the car, and her arm may have been broken. Lammers said her mother appeared inconsistent and couldn’t answer direct questions.
“At one point, she accidentally Facetime me. I could see on Facetime that she had blood on her face. The airbag had been deployed. There were branches on the windshield and the car is facing up, ”Lammers said.
Thompson’s cell phone was unable to make calls, but he was able to receive calls.
“We lost contact with her last night,” Lammers said. “I’m really worried about her. She hates being cold. She’s petrified by the dark.”
Lammers said people on social media have been very helpful. “Social media has been a great platform. ‘I’m Dixie Highway’ really came out on top. Lots of people came out to help.”
“Hundreds of people are messaging me on Facebook. It’s a wonderful thing in a horrible situation. Very heartwarming,” she said.
It’s a developing story that will be updated.
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