A recent hit-and-run accident on Preston Highway has tragically claimed the life of a cyclist. Thankfully, an arrest has been made in connection with the incident.

According to WHAS11, on Tuesday 4-16-2014 LMPD responded to a report of a pedestrian struck near the intersection of Preston Highway and Durrett Lane. Investigators later clarified that the victim was a cyclist traveling northbound on Preston Highway when they were struck by a northbound black pickup truck.

The cyclist, an adult woman whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services. Shortly after, a man contacted MetroSafe claiming to have been involved in a collision on Preston Highway. LMPD located the individual and the vehicle in question at the 3300 block of Preston Highway [1].

Charges Pending

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, is currently being questioned by police. While specific charges haven’t been announced, they will likely include leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a Class D felony in Kentucky [2]. This offense carries a potential sentence of 1-5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 [2]. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash, additional charges could be filed.

Importance of Witness Cooperation

Hit-and-run accidents pose a significant challenge for law enforcement. The public’s cooperation is crucial in solving these crimes. If you have any information regarding this incident, even seemingly insignificant details, please contact the LMPD anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673) or submit a tip online [3].

John Olash – Standing Up for the Accused

While today’s focus is on this tragic accident, the criminal justice system works for both victims and the accused. If you are arrested for a crime, having a strong criminal defense attorney on your side is vital.

An attorney can protect your rights, investigate the evidence, and explore all legal options available to you.

About John Olash

John Olash is a Louisville criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience handling accident and automotive related criminal charges. He is committed to providing aggressive and effective representation for his clients.

Do you need a criminal defense lawyer in Kentucky?

If you or someone you know needs a hit and run lawyer in Kentucky, contact John Olash at (502) 419-4384 for a free consultation.


  1. WHAS11:
  2. Kentucky Revised Statutes: [Link to Kentucky Revised Statutes on leaving the scene of an accident, but not as legal advice] (Please note this link is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice)
  3. Louisville Metro Police Department: https://www.louisville-police.org/