Coroner identifies person killed after hitting utility pole on Eastern Parkway

(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 5:06 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed after hitting a utility pole in a late night crash Tuesday.

According to the coroner, Merril D. Kragel, 18, died from blunt force trauma due to a single car crash.

Louisville Metro police said it happened before 11:30 p.m. on Eastern Parkway at Barret Avenue.

The victim was the only one in the vehicle and driving east when he lost control and hit a utility pole, according to police.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.