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Authorities identify man killed in crash in Algonquin neighborhood

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a man who died in a single-vehicle crash in the Algonquin neighborhood Tuesday morning.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, that man has been identified as 35-year-old Daron Mills.

MetroSafe dispatchers tell WDRB the crash happened at the intersection of South 7th Street and Industry Road, near Algonquin Parkway.

A call about the crash was received around 4:15 a.m.

LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell says a car was traveling west on South 7th Street and hit a utility pole and fire hydrant. Mills was thrown from the vehicle. He later died at University Hospital. His cause of death is listed as, "blunt force trauma to the head."

"I was sleeping and heard a big bang," said Jennifer Pace, who lives nearby. "It sounded like a bomb going off. And then my husband told me, he said, 'Call 911,' because we looked out the window and there was a body in the middle of the street."

Police say another person who was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash ran away. It's not clear if that person was the driver or a passenger.

Authorities say speed was a factor.

"The vehicle appeared to be going at an excessive speed and struck a utility pole, as well as a fire hydrant," said Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell. "Unfortunately, the results you see there led to an unfortunate death."

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.

Anyone with any information about the other person in the car who left the scene is asked to call (502) 574-LMPD.

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