Man killed in St. Matthews crash identified - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Man killed in St. Matthews crash identified

At least one person has died after an accident on Shelbyville Road. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Nycea Patterson) At least one person has died after an accident on Shelbyville Road. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Nycea Patterson)
At least one person has died after an accident on Shelbyville Road. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Nycea Patterson) At least one person has died after an accident on Shelbyville Road. (Source: WAVE 3 News/ Nycea Patterson)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A family is heartbroken after a man was killed in a crash involving a semi in Saint Matthews.

Timothy Baxter-Diniz, 27, was driving westbound in the 4600 block of Shelbyville Road when his vehicle and the semi crashed around 4 a.m. on Sunday.

“My heart shattered, and I, I didn't believe it,” his mother, Patricia Diniz, said. 

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Diniz said the last thing she and her son said to each other was, “I love you.”

Baxter-Diniz left behind a 9-year-old son.

“He had a close relationship with his son because his son was a junior,” Diniz said. “He loved him. He's a father, a son and an uncle.”

According to his friends, Baxter-Diniz was often the life of the party. He was driving home from a night out with them on Sunday morning.

Baxter-Diniz and his brother were talking on the phone just minutes before the collision. 

The crash is still under investigation.

Loved ones hope they will learn what caused the crash. In the meantime, they are relying on remembering the joy Baxter-Diniz brought to their lives. 

“He was always happy,” Diniz said.

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