Coroner ID's 2 women killed in accident on S. 3rd Street Road

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by William Teague

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 4:18 PM

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- LMPD responded to a fatal accident on the 9300 block of S. 3rd Street Road Thursday. 

The street was shut down while crews worked the scene, but reopened to traffic just before 10 p.m.

The coroner said 59-year-old Rita Schafer and 79-year-old Janice Oliver were pronounced dead at the scene and died of multiple blunt force injuries.

"We came out as soon as I heard the bang. And I went over and opened the passenger side door to make sure she was OK, and shortly after the police arrived," Justin Gasper, a witness, said. "I don't know what to say, this is terrible."

Police said the accident happened as the two women were traveling and do not believe speed was a factor in the crash.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

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