The younger son of state Sen. Julie Denton, R-Louisville, died early Sunday after a car he was driving struck a tree in north Lexington.
Taylor C. Rose, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene by Fayette County Deputy Coroner John A. McCarty.
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Rose was driving a 2003 Saturn four-door sedan. Lexington police said the car was exiting Interstate 75 at Newtown Pike at a high rate of speed. The car skidded off the right side of the inbound lanes of Newtown and struck the tree. Rose was wearing a seat belt.
The accident happened at 2:25 a.m. Sunday. A motorist following the Saturn called 911.
Taylor Rose was a student at the University of Louisville and a member of Highview Baptist Church, the Courier-Journal of Louisville reported.
The funeral for Taylor Rose is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home in Jeffersontown. Burial will be in Louisville Memorial Gardens East, with visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.