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Coroner identifies 18-year-old killed in car crash in Tyler Park

A man was killed when police say he "lost control" of his car Tuesday night.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man is dead after a fatal car crash in Louisville's Tyler Park neighborhood on Tuesday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., Louisville Metro Police officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Eastern Parkway at Barret Avenue, according to an LMPD press release.

Officers determined that 18-year-old Merril Kragel was driving his car eastbound on Eastern Parkway when he "lost control" of his car, colliding with a utility pole.

Emergency Medical Services pronounced Kragel dead at the scene. There were reportedly no other occupants in the vehicle.

LMPD's Traffic Unit is handling the investigation.

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