LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - One person was killed in an accident that involved a car and a motorcycle, according to police.

Officials say the accident happened in the area of Dixie Highway and Bethany Lane.

A call about the accident was received at 4:01 p.m. on Wednesday.

LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said the accident happened in the 10000 block of Dixie Highway. Witnesses told authorities that the driver of a blue Chevy Trailblazer was trying to cross east to west on Dixie Highway from the parking lot of the Valley Station Shopping Center.

Officials say a motorcycle that was heading south on Dixie Highway tried to avoid the Chevy Trailblazer and lost control of the motorcycle. Witnesses say the person riding the motorcycle was thrown and struck the Chevy Trailblazer.

Officials say the driver of the Chevy Trailblazer initially stopped, but then fled the scene before police arrived.

The victim was taken to Southwest Hospital, where that person was pronounced dead.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the incident.

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