LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man has been arrested for leaving the scene of a crash that killed a former University of Louisville cheerleader early Saturday morning.
The crash was reported around 3 a.m. Saturday. According to a Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman, a black Honda Accord was traveling east on Interstate 64 when it attempted to exit onto the Gene Snyder southbound ramp. The car flipped and ejected 25-year-old Shanae Moorman.
Moorman was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:10 a.m. of multiple blunt-force injuries sustained in an ejection, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold. A spokesman for UofL said she was a former student and cheerleader who was last at the school in 2014.
UofL cheer coach Todd Sharp told WAVE 3 News that Moorman, who graduated from the program two years ago, was a light - not only in his life, but for the team and the fans.
"I cannot tell you how many fans would stop me at games in the last two years and ask where Shanae is," Sharp said. "Shanae battled cystic fibrosis her entire life and she didn't want pity for that, or sympathy, but she was such an ambassador that gave so much hope. She defied odds and became a national champion cheerleader at UofL while battling this disease."
Sharp said his team is devastated and Moorman's mother - also a former Cardinals cheerleader - is being strong for her daughter's former teammates.
Initially it was believed that Moorman was the only person in the car at the time of the accident, however, further investigation by the LMPD Traffic Unit revealed that a second person was also in the vehicle.
Bradley Allen Caraway, 34, was later arrested in connection to the crash. He was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident and with having no insurance. It has not been determined at this time whether he was the passenger or the driver of the vehicle.
No factors have been ruled out as far as speed or any other type of impairment.
A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home will handle the funeral arrangements for Moorman, who resided in the 1300 block of Brentwood Way.
Moorman is the second former UofL cheerleader to die tragically in two years. Dani Cogswell died of a drug overdose in July 2014.
The LMPD's Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate the crash.