A 14-year-old boy faces several charges, including murder, over a fatal hit-and-run reported one morning in the West End in mid-January, the Louisville Metro Police Department said.
The teen, who was not named in a police release on Monday, has been charged with murder, leaving the scene of an accident without providing assistance, driving without a license and theft by illegal possession in excess of $10,000. stolen vehicle).
Second Division agents responded to a call about a pedestrian who had been hit by a car at about 8:15 a.m. on January 18, according to an LMPD release that morning. Witnesses told police that a driver traveling north along Louis Coleman Drive crossed the southbound lanes when he reached the intersection of Dumesnil Street and struck an adult woman on the sidewalk. She was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, LMPD said, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The vehicle involved was said to have been stolen, the department added.
The murdered woman was identified later that afternoon by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as 18-year-old Santanna Willie Holland.
According to the police, the driver was behind the wheel of a stolen car and fled the road on foot.
The LMPD traffic unit is investigating, the department said.
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This article originally appeared in Louisville Courier Journal: Louisville Police Department Responds to Deadly West End Collision