2 die in Finchville Crash

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One still in critical condition

By Lisa King

Two people who died early Friday morning in a crash in Finchville have been identified.

Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said Michael D. Harville, 36, of Spencer County, was pronounced dead at the scene. Juliana Bradlau of Louisville, 19, died at the University of Louisville Hospital a short time later. Bruce Readus, 21, of Spencer County remains in critical condition at UofL.
Russell said the single-vehicle accident happened at 4:20 a.m. on the 2300 block of Fisherville Road near Equestrian Lakes when a Dodge Caravan which the three occupied-it's not clear who was driving-ran off the road and slammed into two large trees, after the driver overcorrected for an unknown reason.
"None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts and speed is going to be factor in this accident," Russell said. "It is not known at this time if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the accident."

Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Meadows, who is conducting the accident reconstruction, said it is believed at this point that Harville was driving, and that it is still not known why he lost control of the vehicle.