Driver who struck 11-year-old identified

By Shayla Reaves - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police have identified the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed an 11-year-old in a Fincastle neighborhood late Saturday night.

Police have says 30-year-old Angela N. Baumia, was driving the car that struck and killed Dylan Geitgey near his home on 4303 Shenandoah Drive just after 8 o'clock on the night of June 26.

Although police have said they believe alcohol played was a factor, charges against Baumia were still pending Monday while investigators awaited lab results from blood work taken after the crash.

Police say Baumia does not live in the neighborhood but was there visiting relatives at the time of the accident, and was traveling west on Shenandoah when she struck Geitgey.

There is no information currently available on Baumia's passenger.

Although LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell says Geitgey was in the street when he was struck, several eyewitnesses claim he was in the driveway of his home.

Witness Cleola Mills said she the Ford Escort Baumia was driving zoom past her home just before the accident.

"The car was going through here faster than 25 mph - the speed limit," Mills said. "Like she was on the Gene Snyder - she wasn't driving like in a subdivision."

A candlelight vigil was scheduled for the evening of June 28 at 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Chancey Elementary School where Geitgey was a student. Organizers say the event is open to the public and a way to show support for the family during this difficult time.

Chancey Elementary School is located at 4301 Murphy Lane in Louisville.

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