POLICE: One man arrested after fatal Bardstown Road accident
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One person died in a crash on I-265 near Bardstown Road Sunday night -- and another man was arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene and failing to help.
Louisville Metro Police say the driver was killed, when his car became trapped under a semi and caught fire.
The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says the car was exiting Bardstown road onto the Gene Snyder westbound when it ran into a semi truck and got wedged underneath.
A passenger suffered minor injuries. The driver of the semi truck was not injured.
The victim, 21-year-old Dustin Cooper died at the scene. Cause of his death is still pending autopsy results.
Alcohol is suspected in the accident, and was also found inside the car.
According to an arrest report, 27-year-old Adam Ball was a passenger in the car and ran away after the crash. Police say they chased him and eventually found him hiding near the woodline on the side of the interstate. He was allegedly "highly intoxicated" and "smelled of alcoholic beverage."
While on the way to Metro Corrections, Ball allegedly told the officer that he was going to track them down and cause harm.
Ball was charged with failing to render aid, leaving the scene of an accident, alcohol intoxication and terroristic threatening.
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