Police investigating fatal crash in St. Matthews

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in St. Matthews early Sunday morning.

St. Matthews Police say the crash happened in the 4600 block of Shelbyville Road, between Sage Road and Bramton Road. The first call came in around 4:06 a.m. Sunday.

Police say a semi truck on Shelbyville Road was preparing to off load, when a car hit the truck. Authorities say the semi driver felt a bump and pulled into the parking lot of the Shelbyville Road Plaza next to a Qdoba restaurant, and realized he dragged the car with him.

WDRB crews on scene observed the car wedged on its side underneath the semi truck. Police say one person in the car was killed and that person was alone in the vehicle.

Police say speed was likely a factor in the crash. Officials say they can't determine if the driver was impaired until an autopsy is completed.

Shelbyville Road was closed for over four hours Sunday morning, but has since reopened. 

Copyright 2017 WDRB News. All rights reserved.