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Driver Malik Caldwell, 19, flees after crash kills Christian Smith, 18, and Ellisa Lucas, 17, on Poplar Level Road in Louisville, Kentucky
The crash happened at 5 :13 a.m. just outside the Watterson Business Park near the intersections of Poplar Level Rd. at Business Park Dr.
A police spokesperson said 3 passengers were inside the car that was left mangled. All 3 were transported to the hospital where one of them died.
“Three people inside of that vehicle were taken to University Hospital. One of them, believed to be a female passenger, was pronounced dead at the hospital. We believe the driver of this vehicle fled the scene,” LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.
Smith and Lucas were passengers in a silver Kia that went off the road near Business Park Drive and hit a curb, a telephone pole and a fire hydrant.