Man killed when SUV crashed into building identified

Published: Nov. 22, 2016 at 11:49 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2016 at 1:13 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man was killed early Tuesday morning when the SUV he was driving crashed into a building in the California neighborhood.

Louisville Metro police said the incident happened about 12:56 a.m. when the driver, who was traveling south on South 12th Street, swerved into the opposite lane of traffic, ran onto the sidewalk, hit a light pole and continued along the sidewalk before crossing St. Catherine Street. He then drove onto the sidewalk on the south side of St. Catherine and hit a building.

Carl Russell Jr., 50, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said Russell died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

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The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating.

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