Crash on I-65 kills one

Posted By Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An accident early Sunday on Interstate 65 has claimed the life of a 20-year-old man.

Louisville Metro Police say the crash happened around 4 a.m. in the northbound lanes near the Outer Loop exit when the driver of a black Chevy S-10 truck lost control and struck the guard rail.

A passenger in the truck, identified as Jason Smith, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene from multiple injuries. The driver was taken to University Hospital with unknown injuries.

According to LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell, it appears alcohol was a factor in the accident.

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