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Pair of vehicle accidents claim two lives

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Police say a man got pinned between these two vehicles after a pickup truck slammed into the back of the red car. Police say a man got pinned between these two vehicles after a pickup truck slammed into the back of the red car.
No charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the truck. No charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the truck.
The second accident killed a man on a motorcycle. The second accident killed a man on a motorcycle.
Police say this Toyota RAV4 hit the motorcyclist, who was traveling at a high rate of speed. Police say this Toyota RAV4 hit the motorcyclist, who was traveling at a high rate of speed.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two men are dead after a pair of accidents on Sunday.

The first accident slowed traffic on Interstate 64 at the Watterson Expressway for several hours. It happened just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of I-64 not far from Mall St. Matthews.

Police said the driver of a red Suzuki struck a tan Ford Explorer. When the driver of the Explorer got out to take a look at the damage, another vehicle, a black Ford F-250, rear-ended the Suzuki, pinning the him between the vehicles. The man was transported to University Hospital where he later died. He was 46 years old. His name has not yet been release.

"At this point, there are no charges expected to be filed in that incident," said Carey Klain, spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department. "That was just a very unfortunate accident, but certainly if you are involved in anything on the interstates, we just recommend that you stay in the car and call for the police."

The second accident happened around 5 p.m. Sunday. It involved a motorcyclist at Hurstbourne Parkway near Bardstown Road.  Investigators estimate the motorcyclist was going between 85 and 90 miles per hour in a 45 mile-per-hour zone when he tried to avoid a blue RAV4, but couldn't.

"He was coming over that hill crest at a high rate of speed," Klain said, "and when she pulled out of that apartment complex to make the turn to go west on Hurstbourne. She never saw him, so as he came over she just, she couldn't stop."

The motorcyclist died at University Hospital Sunday afternoon. Police said he was wearing a helmet. 

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