Man dies after being hit by a car on Preston Highway

Louisville, KY - By Marisela Burgos - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police officers are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit while he crossed Preston Highway late on July 12.

7th Division officers and Okolona firefighters responded to the accident in the 10000 block of Preston Highway near Commerce Crossing Drive just after 10 p.m.

According to Dwight Mitchell, a LMPD spokesperson, said the victim, a man in his mid 50's, was crossing Preston Highway to the east when he was hit by a northbound car, a gray or silver Pontiac. Mitchell said police are interviewing the woman who was driving the car.

Early Tuesday, the LMPD traffic unit was still investigating the scene. Northbound lanes were expected to be closed for several hours wheil the investigation continued.

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