LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man is dead and another remains hospitalized after a fatal crash on the Gene Snyder Freeway early Sunday morning.
Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) responded to a vehicle collision on the Gene Snyder's northbound lanes at Beulah Church Road around 3 a.m.
Police said a pickup truck with two people inside was traveling northbound on the Gene Snyder when, for some unknown reason, the driver lost control and hit an unoccupied vehicle that was parked in the emergency lane.
Fire and EMS were called to the scene. LMPD said once on scene, EMS pronounced the passenger, a man whose identity remains unknown, dead at the scene.
EMS took the driver, 19-year-old Frank Acosta, to UofL Hospital with "serious injuries."
He has been charged with murder, DUI, criminal mischief, driving without a license, failure to maintain insurance and failure to register a motor vehicle.
LMPD’s Traffic Unit is handling the ongoing investigation.