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New determination in Okolona fatal motorcycle crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - There's new information regarding an early morning crash involving a motorcyclist and a Hummer.

On Saturday morning, A spokeswoman with Louisville Metro Police said they were looking for a Hummer that they believe hit a motorcyclist and drove away.

The coroner's office identified the motorcyclist as Brandon Grigsby, 25, of Irvington, Ky. The cause of death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

At 10:41 Saturday evening, authorities released new information in the case. Investigators with LMPD's Traffic Unit have determined the operator of the 1985 Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound on Blue Lick Road shortly before 5:00 a.m., when the operator of the motorcycle was thrown from the vehicle. Police say Brandon Grigsby came to a final rest on the pavement and was wearing a helmet.


Investigators now believe a 2006 Hummer traveling northbound on Blue Lick is ran over the body of the motorcyclist and then struck the motorcycle. 

The driver of the Hummer continued traveling approximately 2.5 miles with the motorcycle underneath before pulling into an apartment complex to dislodge the motorcycle. 

LMPD's Traffic Unit has identified and contacted the owner of the Hummer.  It has not yet been established that owner was the actual driver of the Hummer at the time of the incident. 

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