We regret to announce the line-of-duty death of Louisville Metro Police Detective Deidre Mengedoht.
Detective Mengedoht was killed while performing a traffic stop on I-64 eastbound between Ninth Street and Third Street in the area under the Belvedere.
Detective Mengedoht was inside her vehicle after stopping a truck in the far right lane. A Metropolitan Sewer District semi-truck struck the rear end of her vehicle sending it into the vehicle she had stopped. None of the four people inside the truck were injured.
The driver of the MSD truck, Roger Burdette, was arrested and charged with murder and DUI.
Please keep the Mengedoht and Louisville Metro Police families in your thoughts and prayers.
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