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Driver arrested after fatal crash near Grinstead Drive; Toxicology report revealed

A 24-year-old man drove five people in a red Dodge Charger while under the influence which led to the death of one of the passengers.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man was arrested after he lost control of his vehicle, killing one passenger and injuring four others near Grinstead Drive on Sunday morning.

Daniel Bell, 24, was charged with murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, wanton endangerment and assault - 4th degree (minor injury).

Louisville Metro Police said officers responded to a vehicle collision on Lexington Road around 2 a.m. 

Police said a red Dodge Charger, with six people in it, was traveling at a "excessively high rate of speed" westbound on Lexington Road when Bell, who was driving, lost control of the car.

According to the arrest citation, the car hit the center raised median, struck a guard rail, and hit several trees before overturning and ending upright.

Bell told officers on scene he was the driver. One officer said they smelled alcohol on his breath and Bell a detective at the scene that he had taken shots of alcohol before driving.

A search warrant was executed at UofL Hospital's lab for his toxicology screen. He was found to be at a .170.

As a result of the crash, LMPD said one of the passengers, Javen Ramsey-Rushin, 24, received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver and the other four passengers were taken to UofL Hospital and are expected to survive.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating. Bell's arrest citation states, "Daniel Bell's actions manifested extreme indifference to the value of human life."

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