Woman Dies, Another Injured in Louisville Car Accident on Broadway

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

December 16, 2010 - Louisville, Ky. - A 24-year-old woman was killed and another woman was injured in a car accident that occurred Thursday, Dec. 9, according to a spokesman for Louisville Metro Police.

The fatal car accident happened on Broadway near 15th Street, Courier-Journal.com has reported.

According to the newspaper, the 24-year-old was identified as Sheetara Seewright. She sustained multiple injuries in the accident, per a report from the coroner for Jefferson County, Rita Taylor.

Broadway had to be shut down from 13th to 15th streets so officers could investigate the car accident, which was reported around 1:15 a.m.

The women were in a Ford Escort, traveling west on Broadway. Seewright apparently lost control of the vehicle and rammed a utility pole. The car finally came to a stop on the sidewalk, said Dwight Mitchell, a police spokesman.

Seewright was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her passenger, whose identity has not been disclosed to the public, was transported to University Hospital for treatment.

Although the investigation is in the early stages, Mitchell said alcohol does not seem to have contributed to this tragic accident. He also said he does not think any other vehicles were involved.

Any witnesses are asked to call an anonymous tip line: 574-LMPD.

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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Matthew L. White
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