LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman was killed early Monday morning in a crash on Eastern Parkway.

LMPD says the crash occurred around 1 a.m. on Eastern Parkway, near Preston Street. 

Investigators say the man driving the vehicle was speeding, lost control, and then hit a tree. The female passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police believe alcohol and speeding were factors. Charges are pending against the driver.

Copyright 2021 WDRB Media. All rights reserved.