Motorcyclist killed in crash on Dixie Highway identified by officials

Fatal motorcycle crash
Fatal motorcycle crash(Allison Baker)
Published: May. 1, 2022 at 9:17 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Jefferson County coroner released the identity of the motorcyclist killed in a crash on Dixie Highway Sunday night.

Louisville Metro police officers responded to a crash at Dixie Highway near Trent Avenue just before 8 p.m., LMPD spokeswoman Beth Ruoff said.

Investigators believe 39-year-old Derik Weyrauch was heading south on Dixie on his motorcycle when he rear-ended a sedan.

Weyrauch was critically injured and later died at the hospital, Ruoff said.

Officials said it appeared Weyrauch was not wearing a helmet when he crashed.

The driver of the other car stayed at the scene and were not hurt.

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