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Coach mourns former U of L cheerleader killed in weekend crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Cheering for the University of Louisville for five years, Shanae Moorman graduated from the program in 2014.

Coach Todd Sharp says the young woman still remained a big part of a tight-knit “spirit family”.

"We hear from her and see her almost daily,” said Coach Sharp. "Our incoming freshmen credit Shanae with making them feel at home when they first got here."

The Louisville Male High School graduate had carried on her mother's legacy as a U of L cheerleader.

Moorman also battled Cystic Fibrosis and she used her disease to help inspire others.

"She was constantly being told no and being told what she couldn't do and she was out to prove the world wrong and she did just that,” said Coach Sharp. "Her energy and enthusiasm and spunk was over the top."

The 25-year-old was killed Saturday morning in a one-car crash on the ramp from I-64 eastbound to I-265 southbound.

According to LMPD, the car Moorman was in left the road and flipped.

Bradley Caraway was charged with leaving the scene.

An arrest report reveals the car was registered to the 34-year-old. He was found hours later "walking on I-265 southbound on the ramp to Taylorsville Road".

The paperwork shows Caraway "was wearing no shirt or shoes" and had injuries that were consistent with a car crash..

An officer reported Caraway "smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated".

"First thought when you wake up is wishing and hoping and praying that it isn't true,” said Coach Sharp.

While Coach Sharp says Moorman enjoyed fashion and she was well on her way to becoming a makeup artist, she refused to leave cheerleading behind.

"She was iconic to Louisville athletics because her spirit was so contagious,” said Coach Sharp. "Shanae will never be forgotten. And she will always be loved and missed."

As of Sunday evening, officials at Metro Corrections said Bradley Caraway had bonded out of jail.

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