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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - An accident involving a UPS truck leaves one person dead and another person fighting to stay alive. Police say there are two things that could have prevented the fatal outcome. Police say it looks this accident was caused by a car running through a stop sign.
The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Kendall Daub of Louisville. The coroner's office says she died of her injuries in the crash.
In the video, you can see how bad the accident was--the front of the UPS truck is gone. It happened just before 11 P.M. Monday night. Police got a call about an injury collision involving a UPS truck and a car in the 4000 block of South Third Street near Churchill Downs by Southern Parkway. But once on scene in the Wilder Park neighborhood--policed realized it was more than an injury accident. .
Gathering information from witnesses, police discovered that the UPS truck was driving on south third street. A Chevy impala was going east on West Kenton Street, and did not stop at a stop sign before crossing over South Third. That is when the UPS truck crashed with the Impala. Police say the driver of the truck was wearing a seatbelt--but no one in the impala was.
"It speaks to the importance of wearing seatbelts, obviously we know that the chances for survival are much better with one on," said Dwight Mitchell, public information officer with LMPD.
The driver and rear passenger of the impala were taken to University Hospital. The driver has life threatening injuries.
The UPS driver was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. Speed and alcohol have not been ruled out yet, which is standard in a fatal crash investigation.