Man charged with murder in fatal accident; victim identified

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by WHAS11

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Posted on January 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 2 at 6:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A man died from injuries resulting from a car accident last Wednesday night on Newburg Road near Broadmoor and police have arrested the driver of that car he was in.

Police now say the driver of that car, 25-year-old Joshua Mendez is charged with murder.

The victim has been identified as Alfredo Zepeda-Rodriguez, 24. According to the coroner, Zepeda-Rodriguez died from multiple blunt force injuries. He was riding in the back-seat of the vehicle and died in the emergency room before midnight. According to court documents, Mendez was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed.

Police say the car ran off the road while going southbound on Newburg, over-corrected and flipped.The driver and two passengers were taken to University Hospital.

LMPD traffic is investigating. 

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