Airman dies in motorcycle crash

Published: Sep. 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 at 1:28 AM EDT
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Will Davis (source: Family Photo)
Will Davis (source: Family Photo)
Brittany Holeman
Brittany Holeman

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville family is dealing with the heartache of losing a loved one this Labor Day. A motorcyclist died Sunday night after an accident on Brownsboro Road near Springcrest Drive.
The victim in the crash was Will Davis, 28. WAVE 3 spoke with Davis' mother on the phone, she said her son was in the Air Force and had just gotten back to Louisville from Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Brittany Holeman and her family were heading home Sunday night on Brownsboro Road after the UK-UofL game. They came upon the accident and knew it didn't look good. Holeman, ironically a dental student at UofL, had just gotten her recertification for CPR.

"I got out of the car and ran over to him and I assessed his vitals and he was breathing and had a pulse it was weak, but it was there," said Holeman.

In the backed up traffic was a doctor and nurse practitioner, they also rushed to help.

"I had guessed he was military of some sort because I saw his bag on the motorcycle with his name and American flag on it," said Holeman.

Davis was serving as a Captain in the Air Force. He hadn't even been home 24 hours when he headed out to visit a friend. Police said it was raining when he lost control of his motorcycle on Brownsboro Road near Springcrest Drive and hit a car.

The dedicated airman was a 2002 graduate of Ballard High School and went to college at Miami University in Ohio. His mother said he had wanted to serve his country since he was just 8 years old. His mission in Saudi Arabia re-ignited his love for riding horses and he found a passion in polo. To Davis' mother, he will be remembered as a hero.

While Holeman didn't know Davis, she wishes she could've done more to save him.

"I don't understand why, but I believe God does everything with a purpose and a reason and hopefully one day we'll be able to see why," said Holeman.

Police said Davis was wearing a helmet. His funeral will be on Friday at Highland Funeral home with burial at Cave Hill.

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