Shelby man dies after Being struck by car

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Michael Purnell was hit by an SUV after Thunder Over Louisville

By Brad Bowman



A Shelbyville man died Monday afternoon at University of Louisville Hospital from multiple injuries after being hit by Jeep after Thunder Over Louisville Saturday night.

According to Louisville Metro Police Public Information Officer Dwight Mitchell, a witness saw Michael Purnell, 22, of Shelbyville veer into traffic at 3730 River Road in Louisville.

“Why he was there we don’t know at this point,” Mitchell said. “Thunder was over, and we may have been still moving traffic out, but it was over at 10 p.m.”

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