Shane Ragland injured in Saturday afternoon crash - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Shane Ragland injured in Saturday afternoon crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a man who was convicted of killing a University of Kentucky football player in 1994 was seriously injured in Saturday afternoon's accident at the interchange of I-64 and I-265.

Police say Shane Ragland was driving a Dodge Durango north on the Gene Snyder Freeway, just before the ramp to I-64 eastbound, when he lost control, struck a guardrail and his vehicle overturned.

Ragland was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. He was transported to University Hospital with what officials say are non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say no one else was in the vehicle at the time and no other cars were involved.

They say Ragland was driving at high speeds and wet roads may have contributed to the crash.

They say they do not believe that Ragland had been using alcohol or drugs prior to the crash and do not expect to file charges.

Ragland was accused of shooting and killing UK football player Trent DiGiuro over a fight about a UK fraternity situation.

Ragland was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his conviction was overturned in 2002 after it was discovered that an FBI investigator was not truthful during a pretrial conference.

Later, Ragland pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced to the time he served, plus three days.

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**From WDRB News Admin: Thanks for the information below. WDRB did talk to the Louisville Metro Police spokesperson and were told that the accident only officially involved one car, although another car was struck with debris in connection with the accident. That's why we reported that one car was involved in the initial crash. We appreciate your comments and are glad that no one in your car was seriously injured.

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