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Man arrested after motorcyclist dies in New Cut Road crash

The crash happened in the 5600 block of New Cut Road. The motorcyclist died from their injuries at the hospital, according to Metro Police.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Metro Police Department are investigating after a man died following a crash Sunday night.

According to arrest records, LMPD officers responded to the 5600 block of New Cut Road around 7:50 p.m.

Police said Shwe Tun, the driver of a 2017 Nissan Rogue SUV, tried to get on the road from the driveway of 5644 New Cut Road.

Afterward, police said Tun pulled up in front of a motorcyclist traveling southbound.

That motorcycle hit the back of the SUV and then slid about 100-feet before stopping.

EMS transported the motorcyclist, identified as 53-year-old James Purvis, to UofL Health where he later died.

Police said officers had Tun do a field sobriety test because he "smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated." 

Tun has been charged with murder and DUI. 

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