Local Man Arrested for Manslaughter in Louisville, KY

           A local man was charged over the weekend in connection with a fatal crash in Louisville Kentucky.   

          The Louisville-Courier Journal   newspaper reports that at 2:22 am Sunday morning police were called to a two vehicle accident.  Witnesses said 45-year-old Shawn Murphy of Daviess County was south near Cardinals’ Stadium in Louisville and went through a traffic light hitting a passenger car.    A woman in the passenger seat died as a result of the crash.  A man driving the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

          Daviess County Chief Deputy Gary Allison says the vehicle Murphy was driving is believed to be a van reported stolen from the Gastof in Montgomery.  The newspaper reports Murphy fled the accident scene on foot but was caught a short distance away.

          Murphy is charged with Manslaughter, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Assault.

          The investigation continues.