Suspect in cheerleader’s death now facing federal charges
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville man charged with murder in the wrong-way crash on Dixie Highway that killed a Butler High School cheerleader has been indicted on federal charges.
Michael J. Dewitt, 28, is charged with carjacking, resulting in death.
Court documents allege he carjacked a pickup in Simpsonville, Kentucky and that he later crashed head-on into Madelynn Troutt’s vehicle on Dixie Highway in Pleasure Ridge Park.
Dewitt, who is already charged in Jefferson and Shelby Counties, is currently being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $500,000 bond.
If convicted on the federal charges, Dewitt faces up to life in prison without parole.
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