Man charged with murder in Jeffersontown pedestrian accident
Twenty-six-year-old Juan Carlos Ortega-Santos of Louisville was charged with murder after he allegedly struck and killed a 16-year-old female and a 10-year-old female with his car. The accident occurred near Taylorsville Road and Farrish Drive at around 9:45 p.m. last Tuesday, an arrest citation issued last Wednesday, June 22 showed.
According to preliminary investigations, Ortega-Santos was headed north on Taylorsville Road when he drove into the bicycle lane, where a group of four young girls were standing. Two of the four girls were hit by Ortega-Santos’ car. Ten-year-old Alena Clay was declared dead at the scene of the accident, and 16-year-old Tyeisha Lacy was transported to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. A third girl sustained minor wounds and was also taken to Children’s Kosair’s Hospital.
The attorneys at The Sampson Law Firm are deeply saddened by this terrible accident. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families of the victims as they mourn the loss of their loved ones.