The morning of Tuesday, July 10, 2012, started out tragic for one man. According to Louisville Metro Police, a deadly car crash in Louisville occurred that shut down a portion of Taylorsville Road in the southeastern part of the city for more than four hours.
According to a MetroSafe dispatcher, four cars were involved in this multi-vehicle wreck just before 6:30 AM Tuesday morning. The crash took place in the 13000 block of Taylorsville Road at Old Taylorsville Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway.
Dwight Mitchell, a LMPD spokesperson, said that Jon Burd, 28, was traveling eastbound on Taylorsville Road in his Ford Focus when his car entered into the westbound lane of traffic. Burd, from New Haven, Kentucky, was on his way to work in Louisville when he struck a Lincoln MKX SUV. The Ford Focus continued on, and Burd plowed head-on into a van.
Burd was transported to University of Louisville Hospital, but he died from the multiple traumatic injuries he suffered in the crash. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner R.D. Jones pronounced Burd dead at 12:22 PM Tuesday.
The driver of the van suffered minor injuries but sought treatment on his own, and the driver and passenger of the Lincoln reported no injuries at the time of the crash.
The traffic unit investigated the deadly crash in Louisville and closed traffic in both directions for their investigation. Lanes were finally reopened around 10:40 AM.
Our Louisville, Kentucky personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jon Burd.