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April 20, 2013

Man killed in golf cart accident in downtown Jeffersonville

Alcohol was believed to be involved in accident

JEFFERSONVILLE — One man is dead and another in jail after a golf cart accident in downtown Jeffersonville early Saturday morning.

According to the Jeffersonville Police Department, Matthew Myers, 33, is believed to have been driving a golf cart in the 200 block of Spring Street when he took a hard turn that ejected passenger Chad Anderson, 32, from the vehicle. 

“We believe he may have been ejected as the cart made a hard turn and [Anderson] struck the building,” said JPD Detective Todd Hollis. “He had injuries to his head and his body.”

Police had not yet been called to the scene when the accident was discovered by a JPD officer working the Thunder Over Louisville area at about 12:30 a.m., Hollis said. The officer called for an ambulance and Anderson was transported to University Hospital in Louisville where he died from his injuries.

Hollis said Myers borrowed the golf cart from a friend who lives in Clarksville. He added that Myers’ friend had lent it to him for use during Thunder Over Louisville. Myers lives off of Meigs Avenue in Jeffersonville.

But before any of the festivities for Thunder Over Louisville had begun, the two men took the cart for a drive early Saturday morning after they had allegedly been drinking.

There are markings of where the golf cart is believed to have struck The Springs Salon & Spa at the end of an alley as it intersects with Spring Street, there was damage to the golf cart and alcohol was found in the vehicle.

“There was a cup with beer in the golf cart,” Hollis said.

Based on a portable breath test performed at the scene, Myers’ blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit, Hollis said. A blood test was also performed at Clark Memorial Hospital, but as of press time the police have not received the results of the test with a definitive BAC number.

Myers was arrested and transported to Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex where he was preliminarily charged with an OWI resulting in death, a class C felony. 

It is unknown what was Anderson’s official cause of death, as multiple calls made to the Jefferson County Coroners office in Kentucky were not returned as of press time.

Anderson is the son-in-law of Clark County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Chuck Adams.

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