Questions remain after Louisville man found dead at crash site

A Louisville man who crashed in last week’s ice storm was found dead days later near his car. Now relatives want to know why the police did not find him sooner. will never get an answer,” said Wira Wilburn, a family friend. Haley was found dead on Sunday afternoon. This was days after her car was first found wrecked on Chenoweth Run Road on Thursday , when the last winter storm was moving in. The Louisville Metro Police Department said officers responded to the wreckage of the car Thursday night and searched but did not find the driver’s body. found out only Sunday at 1 p.m.,” Winburn said. “It’s 69 hours.” Continuing Coverage: Body found near car crash, family says Louisville man missing since ThursdayWinburn said the family learned Thursday night that Hayley never showed up for work after leaving home that afternoon. Run Road around 6 p.m. Thursday and saw the wrecked car. They said they searched and found no one. On Friday, Winburn said Haley’s family filed a missing person’s report. “No family should be wondering where your child is, especially if there’s evidence that something happened that needs to be investigated,” Winburn said. “Families were repeatedly told they would have a detective on Monday. The accident happened on Thursday. The family came back saying, ‘Hey, we’ve identified this car as his, but it’s still missing in action. They then got the response from the police department. , well, we don’t have enough people right now, we’re short on staff.” Authorities said they searched the area on Saturday and found his car on Sunday, along with his body near the crash site, leaving his heartbroken and confused family.”He didn’t die instantly,” Winburn said. “Evidence shows he used a headrest to smash the rear window and get out of the car that way, so even with the injuries he suffered, it shows he had the will to live and fought for it.” Winburn said the family now deserve answers as they navigate this which she calls ‘endless heartbreak’,” Winburn said. “It will haunt them.” Winburn said the coroner is working to determine Haley’s cause of death.

A Louisville man who crashed in last week’s ice storm was found dead days later near his car. Now relatives want to know why the police did not find him sooner.

Relatives of 20-year-old Travis Haley said they were at a loss, searching for answers to what happened and wondering if someone had dropped the ball.

“A lot of questions that will probably never be answered,” said Wira Wilburn, a friend of the family.

Haley was found dead on Sunday afternoon. It was days after his car was first found wrecked on Chenoweth Run Road on Thursday when the latest winter storm was moving in. The Louisville Metro Police Department said officers responded to the car crash Thursday night and searched but did not find the driver.

“You can say for sure that around 5 p.m. Thursday the first call was made about the car in a wreck here and his body wasn’t discovered until 1 p.m. Sunday,” Winburn said. “It’s 69 hours.”

Continuous coverage: Body found near car crash, family says Louisville man missing since Thursday

Winburn said the family learned Thursday night that Hayley never showed up for work after leaving the house that afternoon.

The LMPD said Seventh Division officers responded to Chenoweth Run Road around 6 p.m. Thursday and saw the wrecked car. They said they searched and found no one. On Friday, Winburn said Haley’s family filed a missing person’s report.

“No family should be wondering where your child is, especially if there’s evidence that something happened that needs to be investigated,” Winburn said. “Families were repeatedly told they would have a detective on Monday. The accident happened on Thursday. The family came back saying, ‘Hey, we’ve identified this car as his, but it’s still missing in action. They then got the response from the police department. , well we don’t have enough people right now, we’re understaffed.”

Authorities said they searched the area on Saturday and found his car on Sunday, along with his body near the crash site, leaving his family heartbroken and confused.

“He didn’t die instantly,” Winburn said. “The evidence shows he used a headrest to break the rear window and get out of the car that way, so even with the injuries he suffered, it shows he had the will to live and that ‘he fought for it.”

Winburn said the family now deserve answers as they navigate what they call “unending grief”.

“Something happened to my child and it took four days to find him and we still don’t know how or why and why no one wanted to help sooner,” Winburn said. “It will haunt them.”

Winburn said the coroner is working to determine Haley’s cause of death.

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