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Wrong-way driver identified after crash that killed him, teen motorist

Broken glass marked the spot where the crash happened. Broken glass marked the spot where the crash happened.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The identity of the wrong-way driver who caused a crash that killed both him and another motorist early Saturday morning has been released by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Jacobo Mendez-Lopez, 31, was pronounced dead at 3:50 a.m. Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital. Deputy Coroner Cindy Curtsinger said Mendez-Lopez died of multiple blunt force injuries he suffered in the crash. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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Mendez-Lopez was the driver of a 2000 Chevy Blazer traveling north on the southbound side of Greenbelt Highway just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday that slammed into another SUV driven by 17-year-old Elissa Greenwell. The accident happened near Greenwood Road. Greenwell died later that day.

Mendez-Lopez's toxicology results are pending.

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