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Teenager killed in 3-car crash on West Broadway identified

A crash scene at the intersection of West Broadway and South 18th Street near the YMCA in...
A crash scene at the intersection of West Broadway and South 18th Street near the YMCA in Louisville. It happened on May 6, 2021, resulting in an 18-year-old driver's death.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: May. 7, 2021 at 10:32 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A teenage driver that ran a red light at an intersection on West Broadway was killed after crashing into another car late Thursday night.

The crash happened about 11 p.m. at the intersection of West Broadway and South 18th Street near the YMCA, Louisville Metro Police Department spokesperson Alicia Smiley confirmed.

Witnesses told responding officers the driver, identified by a Jefferson County coroner as Tavion Smith-Graham, 18, was speeding in a Dodge Challenger and ran the light when he was hit by a person driving a Chrysler 300 on 18th Street. Smith-Graham’s car was then pushed into the eastbound lane of West Broadway where it was hit by another car.

Smith-Graham was pronounced dead at the crash site, Smiley confirmed.

The driver of the car that hit him going eastbound, as well as that car’s passenger, was brought to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Chrysler 300 was not hurt.

None of those involved in the crash have been publicly identified.

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