Loved ones remember New Albany woman killed in dump truck crash


by WHAS11

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 29 at 11:14 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Family and friends are remembering the 30-year-old New Albany woman killed in a tragic accident involving a dump truck, Tuesday.

Erin Miller was killed when a dump truck ran a red light at a high rate of speed and crashed into her car at LaGrange Road at the Gene Synder, according to police.

The investigation into the accident and whether or not the driver will face charges continues.

"I think everyone has a value on her life that is immeasurable and more than anything I want her to know that," Natalie Officer, said.

Natalie Officer wants to remember her friend,  a smiling bright woman, who was also a newlywed.

Friends say Miller was someone who put her heart and soul into work and friendships. Officer spent time comforting the family.

"They want the world to know that their daughter was this beautiful giving person, not just the woman at the Pink Tie Ball who worked at the Valley View Golf Course for years, to animals, to her nieces and nephews and to her family in general. She's just the hardest working person I ever met," Officer, said.

Miller was on her way to work, at Natalie's Interior Design just a quarter mile from where the accident happened.  LMPD says Miller was in black Camry turning left on green light when a dump truck ran a red light, at an accelerated speed and slammed into her car. Natalie proudly talks about Miller's recent volunteer work at this past Saturday's Pink Tie Ball benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Miller was recently married in January,  her husband Tim, was so proud to support her at the event.

"He was buying his first suit this week because he really wanted to support her and he was so proud and she was so excited," Officer, said.

Erin always put family first. She started working in interior design with Natalie in January.

"She's a grounding force and she is real," Officer, said.

The driver of the dump truck was with Shamrock Trucking out of Mount Washington. They sent WHAS11 this statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family. We have no comment until the investigation is complete."

Friends of Erin Miller, who tragically died in an accident involving a dump truck, have set up an online fundraiser to help her family with medical expenses, click here for more information.