Man killed in crash on Southern Parkway ID'd



Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 9 at 11:15 PM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The coroner has identified the man that was killed in an accident in the 3800 block of Southern Parkway near Churchill Downs Tuesday, July 9.

The coroner has identified the man as 29-year-old Justin Daniel Beeler.

The Louisville Metro Police Department is describing this as a road rage incident.

Two vehicles, a blue Challenger and a silver Chrysler, are involved. Police said Beeler did shoot at the silver Chrysler with a gun.

Police said Beeler fired at least five shots into the Chrysler.

The driver of the Challenger, Beeler, lost control and crashed into a tree, according to LMPD. Beeler was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Chrysler was not hit and didn’t crash.

Witnesses on the scene say the driver of the silver car claimed to be an officer.

Louisville Metro Police made it clear that the man is not an officer but didn’t elaborate on who he was.

No charges have been filed in the case.