Victim identified in deadly single-vehicle collision on Greenbelt Highway, driver charged with murder, DUI

Victim identified in deadly single-vehicle collision on Greenbelt Highway, driver charged with murder, DUI
Hannah Freville, 23, has been charged with driving under the influence-first degree aggravated and murder. (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Officials have identified a passenger that died in a single-vehicle collision on Greenbelt Highway early Saturday morning.

Kaitlyn Adams, 23, died due to injuries sustained from the collision Saturday, according to the deputy coroner.

An arrest report obtained by WAVE 3 News confirmed Hannah Freville, 23, has been charged with driving under the influence-first degree aggravated and murder.

LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley stated that officers were sent to the intersection of Greenbelt Highway and Lower Hunters Trace around 1:55 a.m. to the collision.

Early investigation revealed the driver was headed north on Greenbelt Highway before swerving to the left, crossing the southbound lanes, and then drove onto the shoulder. The car continued driving into the grassy area before colliding into a metal stop light support.

The passenger of the vehicle was ejected upon collision. The car then rotated into the ditch line and stopped on top of the passenger. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The report states the driver told a medic the passenger had become upset and had yanked the wheel to get Freville to pull over. Freville had also told a medic she had a few drinks at a bar earlier, the report stated.

Police said Freville was transported to University Hospital and is expected to survive. She was later booked at Louisville Metro Corrections. Her next trial date is set for Monday, April 19.

The investigation is ongoing by Louisville Metro Police at this time.

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