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Driver involved in deadly crash faces murder, DUI charges

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The deadly crash happened Wednesday on Newburg Road near Buechel Bank Road. The deadly crash happened Wednesday on Newburg Road near Buechel Bank Road.
A backseat passenger was killed in the crash. A backseat passenger was killed in the crash.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The driver of a car involved in a deadly single-vehicle crash on Wednesday has been charged with murder and DUI.

Police said Joshua Mendez lost control of the car and hit a tree on Newburg Road near Buechel Bank Road and Appliance Park.

A backseat passenger, Alfredo Zepeda Rodriguez, 24, died of multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. Mendez and a second passenger were seriously injured in the crash. Mendez has since been released from a hospital and is lodged at Metro Corrections.

In addition to the murder and DUI charges, Mendez is charged with having no insurance, no registration and wanton endangerment.

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