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LMPD: Driver involved in crash that killed 17-year-old dies

Louisville Metro Police said Friday the man driving the vehicle died last week on Sept. 2.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Following a deadly crash in late August, Louisville Metro Police say the driver of the vehicle died last Friday in the hospital. 

The crash also killed the man's 17-year-old passenger, identified by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office as Jazmyne Burden. 

On Aug. 17, LMPD responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Central Avenue and 7th Street Road around 1:30 a.m. in the Shively neighborhood. 

According to police, the man driving the car was traveling at a high rate of speed heading west on Central Avenue. 

As the vehicle entered the intersection, the man lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole. The impact caused the car to spin out of control and stop a short distance away.

Emergency Management Services were called to the scene and the man was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Burden was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma she sustained in the collision. Police said Friday, the driver died in the hospital more than three weeks after the crash.

A department spokesperson said LMPD's Traffic Unit is handling the investigation.

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