Grand jury indicts alleged hit-and-run driver for murder - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Grand jury indicts alleged hit-and-run driver for murder

Posted: Updated:
Genaro Herrera Hernandez is charged with murder and other offenses after May 1 crash. Genaro Herrera Hernandez is charged with murder and other offenses after May 1 crash.
May 1 accident scene on Industrial Blvd. near Fern Valley Road. May 1 accident scene on Industrial Blvd. near Fern Valley Road.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- Police said witnesses talked of Genaro Herrera Hernandez walking away from the scene where his car crashed into a motorcyclist on May 1.  Now, more than a week later, a grand jury has indicted Hernandez for murder and other related charges.

They stem from the crash in southern Louisville that killed a man and serious hurt a passenger on his motorcycle.

Hernandez is charged with murder, first degree assault, driving under the influence and driving without a license or insurance, in addition to failure to stop and render aid, possession of a forged instrument and criminal mischief.

The indictment was handed up Thursday.  Hernandez's arraignment date in circuit court was not available late Thursday.

Police said Hernandez was the driver of a car that crossed the center line and struck, head on, a motorcycle carrying two people on May 1.  The driver, identified by the coroner's office as Phillip C. Frey, 62, of Louisville, later died at University of Louisville hospital.  Frey was not wearing a helmet, police said.

Frey's female passenger was hurt, police said.  The indictment identified her as Teresa Hill.

Officers said that witnesses saw Hernandez walking away from the crash site, on Industrial Blvd. near Fern Valley Road.  Police arrested him May 2 and said he appeared to have injuries from the crash.

Copyright 2013 WDRB News.  All Rights Reserved.

  • Closed CaptioningMore>>

  • Closed Captioning Message

    Thanks to a grant from Norton Healthcare, this story and others are available in real-time closed captioning on WDRB.
    Thanks to a grant from Norton Healthcare, this story and others are available in real-time closed captioning on WDRB.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.