Family remembers mother of five killed in west Louisville crash as 'good person'
Family members of the woman killed Wednesday in a west Louisville car crash say she was a loving grandmother and mother of five children.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Family members of the woman killed Wednesday in a west Louisville car crash say she was a loving grandmother and mother of five children.
Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the crash happened about 5 a.m. at the intersection of 27th and Chestnut Streets. She says the driver of a vehicle headed south on 27th Street ran a stop sign and was hit on the passenger side by an SUV headed east on Chestnut.
The woman in the front seat was taken to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The driver of the SUV was also taken to the hospital, and is expected to be OK.
The coroner's office hasn't released the victim's name yet, but her daughters and nieces identify her to WDRB News as 49-year-old Regetta Board, and shared photos of her with us.
They say Board was likely heading home with a friend, when the crash happened. Her daughter says she will be missed.
"My mama was a sweet person, she was funny, she was very loving, she had five kids, and I just want people to remember her as being an all around good person," said Lonnetta Board.
At this time, we don't know the condition of the person driving the car in which Board was a passenger.
LMPD's traffic unit is working to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
We did talk to neighbors in the area who say speed is a concern, and that more stop signs or speed bumps would help.
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