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Rainy weather crash victim identified

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The mother of the victim's son identified the man's body after a fatal car accident last week.

Cherokee Reyes identified the victim as Barbaro Jova-Lugo, 47. On Wednesday, police said he lost control of his car in the rain and collided with a SUV on Cane Run Road and Richmont Road.

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Jova-Lugo leaves behind two sons, ages 16 and 8.

Reyes said this is the second loss for her family in the past 12 months. One of her sons, Jesse Williams, 21, was murdered on July 18, 2012 at a home on Grand Avenue. Williams was the brother of Jova-Lugo's oldest son.

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Reyes said the family is having a difficult time paying for funeral services. If you would like to help cover the $2,000 cost, you can contact Rogers and Lyons Funeral home in Louisville at (502) 584-3945.

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