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Louisville motorcyclist dead after early morning crash

Police said for some unknown reason the driver of another vehicle struck the motorcyclist from behind, ejecting him from his bike.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash on Jan. 8.

According to the report, 42-year-old Gregory Murphy died due to blunt force injuries he sustained in the crash.

A spokesperson for Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) said the crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m. in the 6100 block of Maravian Drive at Lower Hunters Trace. When officers arrived, they found a collision involving a car and motorcycle.

The officers' preliminary investigation revealed both vehicles were traveling westbound on Lower Hunters Trace.

"For some reason," an LMPD spokesperson said. "The passenger vehicle came up behind the motorcyclist striking him and causing him to be ejected off the motorcycle."

The spokesperson said EMS was called, but Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured in the collision.

LMPD's Traffic Unit is handling the investigation.

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