LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville.

LMPD said it happened about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes near Shelbyville Road. 

Two motorcyclists were riding in the slow lane. When the motorcyclist in the front slowed down, the second motorcyclist hit the back of the first motorcyclist. Both were thrown from their bikes. The rider on the second motorcycle, identified Friday evening as 33-year-old Brandon Rudder, died at the scene. The other rider was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.

Rudder died of blunt force injuries. LMPD's traffic unit is investigating.

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