Woman Accused of Murder and DUI after Fatal Kentucky Traffic Accident

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

A fatal Louisville pedestrian accident has resulted in murder and DUI charges being filed against a Kentucky woman. The alleged crash occurred on Aiken Road in Louisville on Friday night, July 21, 2013.

Witnesses to the accident report that the driver of a Kia Minivan was driving erratically and swerving on the road. That driver was identified as 38-year-old Jennifer Pierce of Louisville. Reports of the accident indicate that the driver of a Ford pickup truck got out of his vehicle in the 16600 block of Aiken Road and approached Ms. Pierce’s vehicle. However, before the man could stop her, Ms. Pierce allegedly hit the other driver and pinned him underneath her vehicle. The victim was identified as 47-year-old James Holt. Mr. Holt reportedly died at the scene of this Louisville accident from multiple blunt force traumas.

After the accident, Ms. Pierce was charged with murder and driving under the influence (DUI). Her arrest record allegedly indicates that her blood-alcohol content (BAC) was 0.296% at the time of the crash. That is more than three times the legal limit of 0.08% BAC in Kentucky. Ms. Pierce has already been arraigned, and bond was set at $50,000. Additionally, she was required to give up her license, since she had a prior DUI conviction in Oldham County from 2011. Ms. Pierce’s son was reportedly hurt in the 2011 incident.

Our Louisville wrongful death lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family of James Holt following this tragic Kentucky car accident.

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