LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – One person is dead and a toddler injured after an accident in southwest Jefferson County.

Police responded to the 7900 block of Arnoldtown Road near Timber Hill road around noon Friday.

According to Metro Police’s preliminary investigation, they say the driver of a Lincoln Town car headed eastbound on Arnoldtown Road, lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Police say the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

An 18-month old was an occupant of the vehicle but was secured in a child safety seat. They were transported to Norton Children’s Hospital with what they say appear to be minor injuries. It’s unclear what relationship the child is to the driver.

LMPD’s Traffic Unit is investigating.