VA man killed in Watterson Expressway crash

VA man killed in Watterson Expressway crash

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One man is dead after a wreck on the Watterson Expressway (I-264).

The two-car crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on I-264 East at the 12 mile marker, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. That's between the I-65 and Poplar Level Road exits.

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Police say a car cut in front of a pickup truck in the eastbound lanes of the interstate. The initial investigation leads officers to believe that's what caused the truck to rear-end the passenger car.

Emergency responders found the driver of the car badly injured. He was transported to University Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Wednesday the coroner's office identified the man as Daniel W. Allen, 68, of Troutville, Virginia. He died from multiple blunt force trauma suffered during the crash.

No one else was in the car with him, according to police.

The driver and one passenger in the truck were taken to the hospital. They are both expected to be okay.

LMPD's Traffic Unit is investigating.

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