Woman killed in crash near UofL identified

Woman killed in crash near UofL identified

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The woman killed in a deadly crash Sunday morning near the University of Louisville has been identified.

The victim was Lydia Logsdon, 24, of Louisville, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Police say Shawn Murphy, 45, caused the deadly crash then ran away on foot. He was arraigned in court on Monday.

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Murphy blew threw a red light at Floyd Street and Central Avenue, near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday and struck another car on its passenger side, according to his arrest report.

Logsdon was in the front seat of that car and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of that car was transported to University Hospital with serious injuries.

As the cars came to a rest, a bicyclist had to dive out of the way to avoid being hit, according to officers.

Police said Murphy walked away from the crash scene but was arrested a short distance away. His charges include manslaughter, wanton endangerment, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Murphy is also charged with possession of both a controlled substance as well as drug paraphernalia. His arrest report indicated that a pipe found in his car "contained residue consistent with methamphetamines."

The judge kept Murphy's bond at $75,000 on Monday. He remains in Metro Corrections and is due in court again on Nov. 30.

Logsdon's cause of death has not been released. An autopsy will be completed.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to pay for her funeral and help her family. It says she had a six-year-old son. Click or tap here to view her GoFundMe.

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