Friends, family remember young woman killed in car crash with UPS truck
LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have not released an accident report but say no one in the Chevy Impala that collided with a UPS truck Monday night was wearing a seatbelt and that the driver of the car ran a stop sign.
As authorities continue to investigate the crash that killed a 19-year old Butler High School graduate, Kendall Daub's family and friends begin to mourn the loss of a young woman they say had so much talent and promise.
Authorities say the Chevy Impala 19-year old Daub was riding in failed to stop at a stop sign on Kenton Street and was struck by a UPS delivery truck heading south on Third Street just before 11 p.m. Monday.
"Yeah it was loud. It sounded like a big truck that crashed," said Jason Louden, a neighbor who claims he was one of the first at the crash scene.
He claims he tried to help but couldn't.
"I was stunned, I was speechless. I didn't know what to think or really what to do other than see if they would respond to me," said Louden. "I hollered for the guy in the front seat, and I didn't see that girl until someone opened the door."
The impact of the crash knocked these stones loose from a nearby wall. The point of impact was in the middle of the intersection at Third and Kenton where LMPD traffic unit investigators marked with orange spray paint.
The driver of the Chevy was critically hurt, his front passenger, 19-year old Kendall Daub, died at the scene from multiple injuries from the crash, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's office. A
"I've been over to their house a couple of times. Kendall she's really short and sweet," said Mikel Jordan, a classmate of Daub's from Butler High School.
Friends like Angie Yates knew Kendall from the Paul Mitchell Hair School, where they both studied cosmetology.
"She just would call me all the time and it's gonna feel weird not hearing her voice," said Yates during an interview with WDRB News.
Yates says she spoke to Kendall just hours before the crash. She says they would often talk about life, relationships and business.
"Me and her and a few other girls started talking about opening up a hair business in Louisville," Yates said.
Daub's mother told WDRB News off camera her daughter was "fun, silly, strong and incredibly beautiful."
Yates says the loss is tough for both friends and family.
"Somebody that you love and care about so much, that's just something that you don't expect. Especially someone so young."
LMPD investigators have not ruled out speed or alcohol, but an LMPD spokesman noted the investigation is in the preliminary stages.
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