Witnesses say speeds were dangerous in West End fatal crash

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by Maggier Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 24 at 9:06 AM

(WHAS11) -- Kerry King is without the mother of his three children.

“They loved their mother to death and their mother loved them to death and it's just horrible,” King said.
According to police, a white Chevy Silverado fled from a narcotics investigation at 40th and Broadway and ran a stop sign at 39th and Kentucky. That’s when the driver crashed into 31-year-old Stephanie Melson’s red Pontiac.

Witnesses said speeds were too dangerous for a residential neighborhood, but police won’t yet confirm if there was a high speed chase.

“The truck didn't stop for the stop sign, but neither did police,” witness Nita Gardner said.
Melson was on her way back to work at Trinity House Child Care after lunch.

“You couldn't ask for a better person. You couldn't work under a better person,” Doris Dawson, co-worker, said.

The suspect suffered minor injuries. Melson died from multiple blunt force injuries. Police said they will review dash cam video to figure out what led up to the fatal crash. Charges against the suspect are pending.
 

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