Name released of person killed in Owensboro bypass crash

Name released of person killed in Owensboro bypass crash
Published: Apr. 12, 2023 at 4:20 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2023 at 11:36 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - One of the people hurt in a crash last Wednesday in Owensboro has died, and officials have released his name.

The Jefferson County Coroner says 42-year-old Maikel Valdes-Diaz died Sunday at a Louisville hospital.

According to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent to the 1700 block of the bypass for the crash last Wednesday afternoon

They say a car and a Jeep were heading eastbound, when the car side-swiped the Jeep, sending both toward the median.

The Jeep was able to gain control, but the car rammed into the median and ended up hitting Valdes-Diaz, who was a pedestrian, before overcorrecting and rolling the vehicle, deputies say.

Deputies say the car then went up in the air and hit a pickup truck driving westbound on the bypass.

The two people inside the passenger car were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, deputies say.

They say a portion of the westbound bypass was shut down for nearly three hours.