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2nd driver involved in deadly road rage crash identified

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The Dodge Challenger involved in the road rage incident. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The Dodge Challenger involved in the road rage incident. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Police inspect the Chrysler 300. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Police inspect the Chrysler 300. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Surveillance video shows the cars outside Sissy's Liquors. (Source: Sissy's Liquors) Surveillance video shows the cars outside Sissy's Liquors. (Source: Sissy's Liquors)

 

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville Metro police report obtained by WAVE 3 News has provided the name of the second man involved in a July 8 road rage incident that ended with the other driver dead.

The incident started shortly after Noon when the report says Justin D. Beeler, 29, of Louisville, and Michael D. Nevins, 43, of Hodgenville, KY, were involved in an argument at Sissy's Liquors, 3947 S. 5th Street.

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Police say information from witnesses and surveillance video from the store show the men arguing and Nevins telling Beeler that he was a law enforcement officer. The men left the store in different vehicles heading east on Evelyn Street before turning right onto Southern Parkway.

Nevins told police that he and Beeler were going nearly 100 miles per hour in both directions on Southern Parkway when Beeler started firing a semi-automatic pistol at the Chrysler 300 being driven by Nevins. The car was struck struck several times by gunfire.

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The report says as the two cars approached the 3800 block of Southern Parkway, Beeler lost control of his Dodge Challenger and struck a tree head on. Beeler died in the crash.

Nevins was not injured.

WAVE 3 News Reporter Maira Ansari went to Nevins' home in Hodgenville to get his side of the story.  He was at home, his mother answered the door and declined to comment. 

Nevins does have a history of drug charges in Jefferson County and appeared in court on Monday, Aug. 11 to face some of those charges. Not much came out of that court appearance, he was ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation.  

Nevins' court appearance on Monday was not related to the road rage crash.

LMPD says they are working with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to see if Nevins' will face any charges in the road rage crash. 

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