LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It was a somber day at Male High School on Thursday after students learned the victim killed in a hit-and-run crash was a 2012 Male graduate.
Kayla Brown, 19, was killed in a crash around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Gene Snyder Freeway, between Interstate 64 and Taylorsville Road.
According to police, Brown was with two of her friends when the vehicle they were in was clipped by a white sedan. Brown was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.
Brown's former counselor, Cynthia Sullivan, said the emotions following news of her death were evident throughout the day Thursday, "One of sadness, one of sadness and loss and one of
confusion. Many people want questions answered, they want to know what
happened and why it happened, that kind of thing."
While she attended Male Brown was on the step team, won Homecoming Queen and was voted Most Likely to be Famous.
Sullivan said Brown was attending the University of Louisville, studying education. "What a tremendous loss, what a tremendous loss to our community and her family," said Sullivan, "She is really going to be missed."
Police are still searching for the white sedan involved in the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (502) 574-LMPD.