UPDATE | Pedestrian killed in crash on Preston Highway identified
Officials say a call was received Saturday just after 1 a.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- MetroSafe says one person was killed in a crash at the intersection of Preston Highway and Canal Street early Saturday morning.
LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell says 7th Division officers responded to a call about a crash involving two vehicles and a female pedestrian at 1 a.m.
According to a preliminary investigation and witnesses at the scene, 49-year-old Tammy Spears was stopped in the left southbound lane of Preston Highway to yell at a vehicle that almost hit her.
According to police, a motorcyclist that was traveling south in the left lane of Preston Highway hit Spears, throwing her into the northbound lane where she was hit by a passenger vehicle, according to police.
Dispatchers at MetroSafe say Spears was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcyclist and a passenger from the vehicle were taken to University Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators say alcohol may have been a factor with the pedestrian.
The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the incident.
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