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Driver facing murder charge for causing death of motorcyclist

David F. Gurley (Source; LMDC) David F. Gurley (Source; LMDC)

LOUIVSILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man charged with hitting a motorcyclist from behind and killing him is now facing a murder charge.

According to a Louisville Metro Police arrest report, the motorcyclist was stopped in the center lane of Dixie Highway and Blanton Lane around 7:25 p.m. Sunday when a Ford Explorer driven by David F. Gurley of Louisville hit it from behind.

In addition to the motorcycle, Gurley's car also struck another car which caused it to hit a fourth vehicle. A person in the car hit by Gurley's SUV suffered minor injuries.

The injured motorcycle operator was taken to University Hospital, but died early Monday morning. That person's name has not been released.

The arrest report states Gurley admitted to drinking and his BRAC was .295, nearly four times the legal limit of .08.

The report also said that following the accident showed no remorse for what happened. Witnesses told police Gurley got out of his SUV and demanded a light for his cigarette. They said Gurley never when to check on the injured person or the damage to his own vehicle.

Gurley was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections.

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