Pedestrian killed in Shively crash

Pedestrian hit & killed crossing Dixie Hwy

LOUISVILLE (WHAS 11)-- Police in Shively are urging people to use crosswalks after a deadly crash Wednesday morning.

A man was hit and killed on Dixie Highway near Rockport Lane just before 6 a.m.

Police say the victim was wearing all dark clothing and trying to cross six lanes of traffic during a very busy time. He died at the scene.

A witness staying at a motel across the street says this area is notorious for bad accidents.

"It sounded like bumper to bumper action or somebody's spare tire donut popping,” a witness who did not want to show their identity, said.

"I want to emphasize the fact that the driver did stop,” Lt. Col. Josh Myers, with the Shively Police Department, said. “He is cooperating completely. We do not suspect at this point that he is under any kind of influence. The only thing that remains to be seen is speed and things of that nature."

The victim's identity hasn't been released, but police tell us he was in his twenties.

 

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