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A hit-and-run driver kills 1, injures another in Louisville

A 45-year-old Jefferson county man was arrested and charged with having left the scene of car crash that resulted in a woman's death at around 6:30 in the morning, Sunday, Nov. 19. Louisville police had been dispatched to the intersection of Central and Floyd Streets after calls came in of a two-car crash approximately four hours earlier that morning.

While some officers arriving at the crash scene tended to the two motorists that were struck in one car, others spoke with witnesses to the collision who remained at the scene. They found out that the suspected hit-and-run motorist had been driving southbound along Flynn Street moments before the crash.

Soon thereafter, he came up to what apparently was a red light at Flynn's intersection with Central Street. Instead of stopping, he continued going. At that same time, a car that had been traveling northbound along Flynn attempted to make a left turn onto Central.

Although that motorist had the right of way, the hit-and-run motorist failed to yield. It's then that the hit-and-run driver T-boned the passenger's side door of the other vehicle. Witnesses recounted to police how the impact of the crash sent the pair's vehicle spinning before it eventually came to a halt.

Emergency crews pronounced the female passenger in the car that was struck as dead upon arriving at the crash scene. Her male companion was extricated from the vehicle and transported by ambulance to University Hospital suffering from serious injuries.

Police searched the area for the man who is believed to have caused the crash after witnesses reported having seen him take off after it. Officers with the Fourth Division later apprehended him.

If you've lost a loved one in a car crash due to someone else's negligence, a Jefferson, Kentucky, fatal motor vehicle accident attorney may advise you of your right to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Source: Louisville Courier Journal, "Driver arrested, accused of killing woman in crash near Papa John's stadium," Thomas Novelly, Nov. 19, 2017

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