Man riding utility vehicle killed in Middletown crash

Police are investigating a tragic death this afternoon of a business man... witnesses say was well liked.

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Police are investigating the tragic death of a 60-year-old man off Old English Station Road in Middletown.

Police and fire crews lined the 13000 block of Middletown Industrial Boulevard Wednesday morning after the deadly accident involving a car and a Gator utility vehicle.  LMPD officers say the two vehicles were heading in the same direction.

“The driver of the Acura vehicle, for some unknown reason, struck the rear end of the Gator,” said LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell.

Police say the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. The victim was a 60-year-old man who was well known around the business park.

“He comes here about every other day, just rides up and down the road,” said Lucas Price who works near the site of the crash.

People at the scene say the victim owned a lawn care company, his employees could be seen huddled together outside of the business.

“The family everybody was saying what a wonderful person he was, his workers, from different people I met here so sounds like a great loss,” said John Schneidtmiller who works at a business nearby.

Police have not released the cause the crash but people who work in the park say Middletown Industrial Boulevard can be a dangerous road.

“It's a speed zone, it seems like, every day you really have to watch when you come out,” said Schneidtmiller.

“There are people that come flying through here with their Corvettes and everything, I knew something was going to happen,” said Price.

Employees around the area say the accident is devastating but hope it sheds a light on their safety concerns.

LMPD's traffic unit is investigating.  Officers have not yet released the man's name.

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