Per WHAS11, Thomas Catalina has pending charges of murder, DUI, Wanton endangerment, driving without insurance, and fourth-degree assault following a multi-vehicle crash on I-65 South that left one victim dead on Sunday, August 28, 2022. Louisville Metro Police responded to the wreck near Watterson Expressway at about 2:30 p.m. Per witnesses, Catalina was operating a pickup truck northbound in the southbound lanes of traffic when the truck struck several vehicles. Catalina’s pickup truck burst into flames. 26-year-old Rajnu Masoud of Bowling Green was inside one of the vehicles struck by Catalina’s truck and died as a result of his injuries. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
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