LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Days after a woman was killed in a car crash near the Iroquois neighborhood, authorities have now released her identity.
Haley Hines, 18, died from blunt force injuries, according to the Jefferson County Coroner.
Metro Police responded to the scene at New Cut Road and Kenwood Drive around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
In their preliminary investigation, police said the two vehicles involved in the crash were reportedly traveling in opposite directions on New Cut Road.
A witness at the scene told police they saw one of the vehicles losing control, hitting a raised median, sliding across the median and into the opposite lane where they collided with a second vehicle.
Police said a woman driving the vehicle hit in the collision and a male passenger were taken to UofL Hospital – one with minor and the other with serious injuries.
Hines, who was a passenger in the hit vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hours after the crash, police arrested 45-year-old Eric Johnson. They believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.
The Traffic Unit is currently investigating.