LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Two juveniles died after crashing a stolen vehicle into a light pole and a tree, according to Louisville Metro police.
“I was doing my hair and I heard this horrific boom! It was a blast that automatically made you jump up,” Bobby Hunt said.
Hearing that blast, Hunt ran to her front door.
“I seen the vehicle pretty much wrapped around the tree,” Hunt said.
LMPD said at 8 p.m. Sunday night, the Jeep Cherokee veered off the road in the 100 block of Northwestern Parkway and crashed.
“I called EMS, I called the fire department, I called LG&E and the police. I called everyone that I could to get some help because the car was just wrapped around,” Hunt said.
LMPD confirmed the Jeep was stolen.
“When they got him out, they laid him on that flat gurney. They immediately started doing chest compressions,” Hunt said.
Investigators said that boy later died at University of Louisville Hospital, along with the girl who was driving.
Police said a third juvenile who was in the passenger seat, had minor injuries.
“My heart goes out to the family. I just want them to know the firemen gave it their all, they literally did,” Hunt said.
LMPD spokeswoman officer Beth Ruoff said the vehicle was confirmed to be stolen and speed appeared to be a factor in the crash. The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the case.