An Eastern Kentucky University student was killed and three other students were injured in a car accident Tuesday morning on the Eastern Bypass near the campus in Richmond, police said.
Tyler Hughes, 18, of Florence, the driver of the car, died in a collision with a ready-mix concrete truck, Police Chief Larry Brock said in a news release.
Three passengers, who weren't identified but who were all EKU students, had injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening. One passenger was treated at nearby Baptist Health Richmond, and the other two were taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington.
The concrete truck was traveling east on the bypass and had stopped for a red light at the intersection near the hospital entrance. The car driven by Tyler crashed into the rear of the truck. Police were called shortly before 7:30 a.m.
Eastbound lanes of the bypass between Lancaster Avenue and Baptist Health Richmond were closed because of the crash, but they were reopened about 9:30 a.m.