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Former U of L cheerleader's death mourned by high school friends

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Friends of a former University of Louisville cheerleader killed in an August car wreck held a balloon release for her Sunday.

Shanae Moorman was killed in a car wreck on I-64 near the Gene Snyder Freeway on August 6th.

“Shanae brought so much love, laughter and life to everyone,” said longtime friend of Moorman, Megan Crockett.

Moorman was a 2009 graduate of Male High School. Upon graduating she attended the University of Louisville where she was a cheerleader.

“It's heartbreaking, it's devastating. You don't expect to lose someone like that,” said friend Maddie Wiley.

Friends from Male High School gathered in the parking lot of the school Sunday for a ceremonial balloon release in memory of Moorman.

“We're all just coming together to say you impacted our lives, we love you and you won't be forgotten,” said longtime friend and event organizer Ashley Devoe.

Police said Moorman was a passenger in a car that crashed on the ramp from I-64 East to the Gene Snyder Freeway early Saturday morning, but she was the only one at the scene when they arrived.

Detectives believe 34-year old Bradley Carraway was the driver of that car. He has since been charged with murder.

Police say they eventually caught up with Caraway walking down a ramp from the Gene Snyder Freeway onto Taylorsville Road, about two miles from the scene of the crash.

“We never thought we'd be going to a funeral of a classmate at age 25,’ Devoe said.

Moorman’s parents attended the balloon release Sunday.

“You don't want to be in these type of situations but it does let us know that she was loved besides us,” her father Andrew Moorman said.

Carraway is due in court on Monday. 

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