Family of former U of L cheerleader sues man charged with her murder
The family of former University of Louisville cheerleader Shanae Moorman is suing Bradley Caraway and Gerstles Place on Frankfort Avenue in St. Matthews, claiming its employees over-served the man charged in Moorman's death.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The family of former University of Louisville cheerleader Shanae Moorman is suing Bradley Caraway and Gerstle's Place on Frankfort Avenue in St. Matthews, claiming its employees over-served Caraway, man charged in Moorman's death.
The lawsuit, filed last month, claims "Gerstles' agents, servants and/or employees ... negligently and carelessly sold and/or dispensed alcoholic beverages to Bradley A. Caraway when such agents, servants and/or employees knew or should have known Bradley A Caraway was already intoxicated..."
Police said Caraway, 34, crashed his car on the ramp from I-64 East to the Gene Snyder Freeway after leaving Gerstle's on Aug. 6, 2016, and fled the scene. Moorman, 25, was a passenger in the car and died in the crash.
Officers later found Caraway, wandering two miles from the scene. Forensic examiner Dr. Bill Smock examined the scene and also determined Caraway's blood-alcohol level was "at least" twice the legal limit of 0.08 in Kentucky. He was charged with murder.
The lawsuit alleges that Gerstle's repeated sale of alcohol to Caraway is at least partially to blame for Moorman's death, saying that Caraway's intoxication "caused, and/or was a substantial factor in causing the injuries sustained by "Moorman."
The suit asks for undisclosed punitive damages.
In a counterclaim against Caraway, Gerstle's claims that its involvement in Moorman's death "was not actively or primary and at most, if at all, was merely passive and secondary to that of the primary negligence of Defendant Bradley A. Caraway."
We were not able to reach Gerstle's for comment.
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