Fatality Resulted When Car Hit Utility Pole, 2 Cars, and a Hotel in Louisville
WHAS11 reports that the accident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. in the 4000 block of Preston Highway. According to police, a Crown Victoria was driving at an excessive rate of speed when its driver lost control, causing the car to crash into a utility pole, 2 parked cars, and the La Quinta Motel before finally coming to a stop. The car then burst into flames.
The driver died on the scene from smoke inhalation, burn injuries, and blunt force. The driver has not yet been identified. Officials are waiting on dental records.
The power was knocked out along several parts of Preston Highway following the accident. Power was still out as of 5 a.m. Sunday morning.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.
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