Kentucky

Deidre Mengedoht Killed in Truck Accident in Louisville, KY

Date
December 24, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Deidre Mengedoht
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
Yes

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Louisville Metro Police Department
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer, Passenger Vehicle
Road/Highway
I-64
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Potential Laws Violated

DUI

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim was struck by semi truck whose driver was impaired.

Possible Liable Defendants

Roger Burdette

Trucking Company / Commercial Carrier
Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District

What Happened

Louisville Metro Police officials are investigating a fatal crash involving one of its officers and a semi-truck in Louisville, KY that occurred on December 24th, 2018. 32-year-old detective Deidre Mengedoht was killed during a traffic stop. Police say a Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District semitruck driven by 60-year-old Roger Burdette struck Mengedoht's vehicle. Her vehicle then reportedly burst into flames after colliding with a pickup truck. The driver and passengers in the pickup were not injured. Burdette was arrested on charges of murder and operating a vehicle under the influence.

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