COPY-Motorcyclist dies in crash near Shawnee Park

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man died after his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle near Shawnee Park.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Broadway near 42nd Street when a the driver of a black Camaro, who was parked facing westbound, merged into traffic and hit the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist was ejected from his bike. Due to the extent of his injuries officers helped shut down streets to provide a police escort to University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Mitchell said the two people in the Camaro were not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but Mitchell said no charges are expected to filed.

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