Lazaro Illas Arrested on Murder & DUI Charges After Fatal Crash Near Seneca Park Golf Course
One man was killed another was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries in a suspected drunk driving crash near the Seneca Park Golf Course on Sunday afternoon.
Police responded to reports of a crash involving a vehicle and a golf cart on the 2300 block of Pee Wee Reese Road at around 4 p.m. on Sunday. According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, two men in their 40s were riding on a golf cart when the cart was struck by the driver of another vehicle. Both men were ejected from the golf cart.
The two men were both rushed to the University of Louisville Hospital, where one was pronounced dead. The other’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The driver of the vehicle that struck them, Lazaro Pozzo Illas, has been charged with murder, assault, DUI, wanton endangerment, and operating without a license.
The names of the two victims have not been publicly released, as of Monday, August 12.
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Legal Options For Drunk Driving Crash Victims & Their Families in Kentucky
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps drunk driving injury victims and the families of fatal drunk driving crash victims fight for justice in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some general information on the legal options available to these victims and families in Kentucky:
Drunk drivers who injure or kill others due to their recklessness must be held criminally responsible for their actions. Seeing these individuals brought to justice can help provide some sense of relief for their victims and their families, however, the legal options for these victims and families don’t end here.
Drunk drivers can be held directly liable for injuries and deaths in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Additionally, Kentucky and several other states have dram shop laws, which can be used to file lawsuits against alcohol vendors who negligently provided alcohol to the driver before the crash.
According to Kentucky’s dram shop law, an alcohol vendor can be held liable for injuries inflicted by a customer if the vendor served that customer when the customer was already visibly intoxicated.
For example, if the driver that caused the accident was slurring their words and unable to sit up, but the bartender continued serving them, anyone injured in the crash (along with the family of the victim if the crash was fatal) may have grounds for a lawsuit against the bar.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with an experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyer.
The 2300 Block of Pee Wee Reese Road in Louisville, KY
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