A former University of Louisville cheerleader was killed in an auto accident, and the driver has been charged with her murder. According to Louisville Metro police, a 34-year-old man was taken into custody on August 10 and held at the Louisville Metro Corrections. The man was the driver and owner of the 2014 Honda Accord that crashed on the ramp from Interstate 64 East to the I-265 North. The 25-year-old cheerleader was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned and was killed instantly.
Police report the driver of the vehicle ran from the scene and was found hours later. Police thought the woman was the driver when they arrived at the scene. Only later did they discover the vehicle belonged to someone else. Jeffersontown police say the 34-year-old man was found intoxicated three hours later on Snyder near the Taylorsville Road. The man had injuries consistent with the rollover crash and was missing his shoes and shirt. The man will also face charges of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to maintain insurance. Officials say the arraignment will be on August 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.If you have been injured, or a beloved member of your family has been killed in an auto accident, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, proudly serving the Greater St. Louis area. Our legal team will help you understand your rights and show you how our winning strategies can recover the compensation you need for your injuries and losses. A free consultation can be easily scheduled by contacting our downtown law firm today.