LOUISVILLE (WAVE) – A man who was killed in fiery crash on the Gene Snyder Sunday night has been identified.
According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold, around 9:20 p.m. Dustin Cooper, 21, was with Adam Ball, 27, when he got off the exit ramp from Bardstown Road onto the Gene Snyder westbound and drove underneath a semi causing the vehicle to get stuck. The semi dragged Cooper's vehicle for about 300 feet before it caught fire.
According to police Ball ran from the vehicle after the wreck and was located in a nearby tree line. Officers said Ball was highly intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He also allegedly gave officers the alias of William King when talking to them.
Ball is charged with failing to render aid, lying to police, alcohol intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident, giving a false name and third-degree terroristic threatening. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Police said Ball suffered minor injuries. The semi driver was uninjured.
Cooper was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. An autopsy on Cooper has been completed, but the official cause of his death has not been released.