1 dead in crash on Eastern Bypass in Richmond

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – One person is dead and four others were injured after a car smashed into the back of cement truck in Richmond Tuesday morning.

Richmond Police say the car, with five people inside, hit the back of the cement truck as it was waiting at a red light.

The car slid under the back end of the cement truck pinning some of the people inside, Richmond Police say.

Police say the car did not apply its brakes before hitting the truck.

The driver, 18-year-old Tyler Hughes, was pronounced dead on the scene. Three others were taken to University of Kentucky Hospital and a fourth person was taken to Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond.  Hughes and the passengers in his vehicle were all EKU students.

Police are investigating to see what might have caused the crash. They say investigators are looking to see if the sun might have blinded the driver before the crash.

As of 9:25 a.m., Eastern Kentucky University says the eastbound direction of the bypass between Lancaster Avenue and Baptist Health Richmond has reopened. The westbound side remains closed for the police investigation.

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