Family of former U of L cheerleader sues man charged with her mu - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Family of former U of L cheerleader sues man charged with her murder

Posted: Updated:

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.

Related Stories:

Alcohol level of man charged in death of former U of L cheerleader doubled legal limit

Man charged with murder of former U of L cheerleader pleads not guilty

Man charged in death of former U of L cheerleader released from jail

Copyright 2017 WDRB Media. All rights reserved.

  • Sign Up for WDRB's Sports Newsletter

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.