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UPDATE | 45-year-old woman among victims killed in alleged DUI wreck on 3rd Street Road

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified one of two victims killed in a crash in which the driver was allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

That victim has been identified as 45-year-old Jennie L. Burton.

It happened early Sunday on South Third Street Road. That's where police say 43-year-old Chad Erdley plowed into a crowd of people at high speed, hitting nine people. Of the nine, two died, including Burton.

The second deceased victim -- a male -- has not yet been identified.

According to an arrest report, Erdley admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana hours earlier. He also allegedly fell asleep several times while in the back of the police vehicle, and smelled of alcohol.

Erdley is charged with two counts of murder, seven counts of assault, seven counts of wanton endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief and DUI. He is also facing drug charges after police say they found three Xanax pills.

A not guilty plea was entered on Erdley's behalf. District Court Judge Annette Karem denied a request that Erdley be placed on home incarceration and set his bond at $250,000, saying he is a danger to the community. 

Erdley has a record that dates back to 1999, including drug and alcohol convictions, and assaulting a police officer. He is due back in court next week. 

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