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Moped rider hit and killed on Watterson Expressway identified by coroner

LMPD says the rider wasn't wearing a helmet when they were hit.
LMPD says the rider wasn't wearing a helmet when they were hit.(TRIMARC)
Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 12:26 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A man riding a moped who was hit and killed by an SUV on the Watterson Expressway Saturday night has been identified by officials.

Aaron Henderson, 20, from Louisville died due to injuries sustained from a motor vehicle collision, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley said the collision happened around 11:15 p.m. Saturday on I-264 near Newburg Road.

Initial reports showed the operator of a moped, later identified as Henderson, was traveling west on I-264 when he was hit by a GMC Denali heading the same direction.

The rider was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene and was uninjured.

The Traffic Unit is handling the investigation and no charges are anticipated.

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