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We are thankful for a positive outcome this afternoon after a Louisville Metro EMS ambulance was involved in a serious crash when struck by a dump truck on an interstate. Seven people were transported to local hospitals including the two EMTs with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

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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Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Louisville Metro Police Department and their families after one of their officers was killed in a crash earlier this afternoon. More information will be available after proper notifications have been made.