A deadly day on Louisville roads leaves 2 dead
Louisville, Ky. (WDRB News) -- A deadly day on Louisville roads - as emergency crews respond to two fatal accidents. The first happened along westbound I-64 at the Watterson Expressway. Investigators say a red Suzuki Forenza hit a tan Ford Explorer. The drivers of the two vehicles stopped along the interstate to look at the damage.
That's when a black F-250 pick-up truck hit the left side of the Suzuki, pushing it forward and trapping the victim between the other two cars. The coroner's office says 46-year-old Michael Shea of Greenwood, Ind. died of his injuries at 2:07 p.m. on Sunday.
Traffic was backed up for miles, as police investigated the crash. But, all lanes of westbound 64 are now open again.
Police say if you're in an accident on the interstate, stay in your car and call police.
The second accident happened around 5 p.m. at Hurstbourne Parkway and Bardstown Road. Police tell us a woman was turning out of an apartment complex onto Hurstbourne Lane. That's when the motorcyclist crested a nearby hill at what investigators call a "high rate of speed."
"The motorcycle did clip the right tail of her vehicle and he was thrown from that motorcycle. The motorcycle continued on for quite a bit of distance," said Officer Carey Klain, Louisville Metro Police Department.
The coroner's office says 33-year-old Dwain Robert Rice of Louisville was pronounced dead of his injuries at University Hospital at 5:51 p.m. He was wearing a helmet. The driver in the other vehicle was not injured.
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