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Deadly crash shuts down Algonquin Parkway

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A deadly one-vehicle crash shut down a section of Algonquin Parkway in west Louisville Tuesday morning. A deadly one-vehicle crash shut down a section of Algonquin Parkway in west Louisville Tuesday morning.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A deadly one-vehicle crash shut down a section of Algonquin Parkway in west Louisville Tuesday morning.

Louisville Metro Police said an SUV traveling eastbound in the 800 block of Algonquin hit a power pole and then slammed into a tree at a high rate of speed near Compton Street at 7:09 a.m.

The driver, a woman around 30 years old and the only person inside the SUV, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said she was not wearing a seatbelt.

Traffic investigators said there is no indication the driver hit the brakes or swerved to try to avoid the crash. They do not know whether she suffered a medical incident prior to the crash or whether inattention played a role. Police cited speed and the lack of a seatbelt as definite factors in the fatality.

Algonquin Parkway was expected to reopen around 10:30 a.m.

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