LMPD responding to fatal crash in Russell neighborhood

LMPD responding to fatal crash in Russell neighborhood
(Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Emergency crews responded to the scene of a crash in the Russell neighborhood.

LMPD confirmed the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 24th Street and Chestnut Street when a car and motorcycle collided.

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The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley said in a press release. Two people in the vehicle, the driver and passenger, were taken to University Hospital.

A helmet was found near the scene of the crash, Smiley said, but it is not clear is the motorcyclist was wearing it.

MetroSafe also said a fight broke out at the scene of the crash.

LMPD's Traffic Unit is investigating. No word on what caused the crash or if charges will be filed.

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