Louisville man accused of running stop sign that caused fatal crash now charged with murder
A Louisville man is facing several charges, including murder, after police say he ran a stop sign that caused a fatal crash early Wednesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing several charges, including murder, after police say he ran a stop sign that caused a fatal crash early Wednesday.
According to LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, William McGaughy was driving a 2002 Nissan Sentra southbound on 27th Street around 5 a.m. on Sept. 7. Smiley says McGaughy failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 27th and west Chestnut and was hit by a GMC SUV headed east on Chestnut.
"I wish there were some speed bumps on Chestnut," said Nicole Duvall, who lives in the area. "These cars speed through here all the time."
The GMC struck the passenger side of the Nissan, sending it into a utility pole and building, Smiley said. McGaughy's passenger -- identified by family members as 49-year-old Regetta Board -- was taken to University Hospital where she died from her injuries.
"My momma was a sweet person," said Lonetta Board, Regetta's daughter. "She was very funny. She was very loving."
Smiley says McGaughy was admitted to University Hospital with serious injuries before being charged with murder, assault, DUI, driving with no insurance and disregarding a stop sign.
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