Driver killed in crash near Iroquois Park identified

Published: Apr. 11, 2012 at 9:46 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2015 at 4:53 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police have released the identity of a man that was killed in an accident that also sent a woman to a hospital.

The crash happened shortly after 12:30 Wednesday morning on Palatka Road, just south of Iroquois Park.

Metro Police say 22-year-old Adam Badger was in a Subaru, traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control near Southview Drive and hit a utility pole.

Investigators said Badger died at the scene, and a woman in the passenger seat suffered minor injuries and was transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

LG&E crews and police investigators remained on the scene into the morning hours repairing the pole and investigating the crash.

Smiley said officers were investigating whether alcohol played a role in the crash. She told WAVE 3, "The passenger did advise our traffic units that they had been at a bar on Preston Highway, so we will be looking into that." Smiley said an autopsy and toxicology reports would reveal whether alcohol was indeed a factor in the crash.

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