LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two people died following a motorcycle crash in the Jeffersontown area.

The accident happened sometime after midnight, but it wasn't discovered until after daybreak Tuesday morning.

The entrance to Landherr Estates at Blankenbaker and Taylorsville Roads was closed for several hours as police put together what happened.

Investigators believe the accident happened between midnight and 1:00 am.

"A witness did advise sometime after midnight he heard a loud noise and didn't observe anything. At that time, he did not call the police," said LMPD spokesperson Cary Klain.

But the next morning, the man saw the evidence of the crash and made the call at around 8:00a.m.

Brandi Crush lives next door.

"We didn't hear anything, and I'm not that much of a sound sleeper, so that's the thing that has me a little puzzled," she said.

Police say two people died, the male driver and his female passenger, both in their early 20s. They were headed south on Blankenbaker apparently going too fast.

"The investigators do believe there was a very high rate of speed coming down around the curve on Blankenbaker and, they were not able to negotiate that curve," said Klain. 

The passenger was thrown and hit a sound barrier wall. The bike kept going, struck a tree and threw the driver.

The Crush's back yard became part of the accident scene.

"It's a little overwhelming to be honest with you," said Crush.

Crush's family is in the process of moving.

She says it's not uncommon for vehicles to speed through this stretch of road at night.

"We hear a lot of semis. There's motorcyclists that go through. It's a straight stretch. You can get your speed up," she said.

Even as police conducted the investigation, onlookers gathered at the scene, some believed to be the victims' family and friends.

"Thinking a lot of that family this morning. Everybody should always embrace their loved ones because you never know when the Lord's going to give you your wings," she said.

Police say the victims were not wearing helmets and likely died immediately. Klain says they probably would not have been saved if authorities had been notified any earlier.

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