4 killed in weekend traffic accidents
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Four people died in traffic accidents in Louisville this past weekend, and police are pleading for drivers to be more aware of other motorists and pedestrians.
The latest fatality was a woman who was hit by a vehicle while crossing Zorn Avenue around 1 a.m. early Sunday morning. Police say she was not in a crosswalk when she was hit. So far, police have not yet ruled out alcohol as a possible factor in the crash.
"Today obviously has been a very tragic day," Louisville police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said, addressing the media after the Zorn avenue accident.
Mitchell also noted that a 5-year-old child was killed on Friday when he was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle. Family members identified the boy as Tyshawn Nuby Jr.
Mitchell said that with the recent nice weather, more people are out and drivers need to be more aware.
Around 8 p.m. Saturday, a motorcyclist and another vehicle collided near S. Hurstbourne Lane and Watterson Trail. The motorcyclist, 31-year-old Raymond Necron, was taken to University Hospital. He died there at 9:09 p.m. as the result of multiple blunt force injuries, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bob Jones.
A woman living at the home, who asked not to be identified, said she was right up the street when she was called about the crash.
"It's just really chaotic with all the people around," she said. "This man was somebody's husband, somebody's dad, somebody's brother and somebody's friend, and to know that this happened, it's just more than I can really express."
Police said 50-year-old William Brown was speeding around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle and veered off the roadway and into the home. He was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say Brown was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The homeowner said she often sees motorcycles going fast near her house.
"Motorcycles, they kind of scare me anyway because there's not a lot of protection, and hopefully this will make people more aware to slow down and be careful," she said.
About half an hour earlier, another motorcyclist was seriously injured after hitting a guardrail on the northbound lanes of Interstate 65. Police say she was trying to exit onto the Interstate 264 ramp but lost control in the turn and went off the road. She was thrown from the motorcycle and taken to University Hospital for treatment, Mitchell said.
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