I understand accidents happen but I am sick and tired of motorist getting charged with no more than manslaughter or less when a bicyclist gets killed while they are driving impaired. About time a murder charged got filed.
A 25-year-old Louisville woman has been charged with murder and DUI after the car she was driving allegedly struck and killed a 22-year-old bicyclist on Bardstown Road Wednesday night, according to police.
Officer Dwight Mitchell, a spokesman for Louisville Metro Police, said Heather L. McCorty was driving southbound in the 4400 block of Bardstown Road near Buechel when she struck the bicyclist, Charles Barfield, who was also traveling south.
Barfield, of the 4500 block of Beech Brook Drive, was taken to University Hospital, where he died at 12:22 a.m. from multiple blunt force injuries, according to Jefferson County deputy coroner Jack Arnold.
In addition to the murder and DUI charges, McCorty was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.