UPDATE: Louisville officer dies in crash, driver charged with murder

Published: Dec. 24, 2018 at 2:59 PM EST
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Louisville police release the name of the LMPD officer killed in a fiery crash Monday afternoon.

Officials identified the officer as Det. Deidre Mengedoht. Louisville Metro Police Department says she was conducting a traffic stop when a truck crashed into her cruiser.

The driver of that truck, Roger Burdette, 60 was arrested. He is charged with murder of a police officer and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Louisville police say Mengedoht was trapped inside her burning cruiser after the crash. She died at the scene.


A Louisville Metro Police officer is dead after a crash on Interstate 64.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the crash happened near in between mile marker 4 and 5 on Interstate 64. The blockage is under the Belvedere near Third Street.

The interstate is shut down in both directions, and it could remain closed for hours.

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