LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two people died Friday afternoon in a two-car crash on the Watterson Expressway at River Park Drive.

MetroSafe said it happened just after 3:30 p.m. at mile marker 1.5. LMPD spokesman Dwight Mithcell said while westbound traffic was stopped ,a Ford F-150 truck rear-ended a Buick car and a Honda car, the latter of which was then pushed beneath a semi-truck.

The Buick caught fire, trapping its two occupants, who were pronounced dead at the scene, Mitchell said. The driver of the Ford F-150 and the Honda were transported to University Hospital, but they're expected to be OK. A second passenger in the Honda, a child, was taken to Norton Children's Hospital, but he or she is also expected to be OK.

Mitchell added that speed was a factor. The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating.

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