LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – One man is dead and another seriously injured following a single-vehicle accident on I-71 North Saturday.

Officers say the incident happened on the I-71 near the Watterson Expressway split just before 8 p.m.

According to LMPD’s preliminary reveals the male driver of a black Corvette was traveling northbound on I-71 at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, struck a guardrail and was ejected from the vehicle.

The man was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The female passenger was also taken to University Hospital with serious injuries. Their identities are unknown.

Lanes of I-71 North were closed for nearly three hours.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating.