Vennie Jacoway Death – The man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident that occurred over the weekend in downtown Louisville has been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. They identified the man as Vennie Jacoway, who is 34 years old. According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, officers arrived to the scene of the incident at approximately 3 in the morning on Sunday.
Information from police
According to the police, Jacoway was crossing Jefferson Street near Third Street when he was struck by a car that was traveling at a high rate of speed along Jefferson. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, but it was determined that he had passed away there. Anyone who may have information regarding this vehicle is urged to call the anonymous tip line of the Little Rock Municipal Police Department at (502) 574-LMPD. You also have the option of using their anonymous criminal tip portal while you’re here.
Related topic: Family seeks answers during vigil following fatal hit-and-run on Interstate
A vigil has been held in memory of a Louisville man who was murdered on I-64 in a hit-and-run. Ira Land, 29, was struck and died on August 6, according to a statement made at the time by a Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman. At before 1:30 pm, authorities received a call stating that a guy was found dead on the I-64 centerline close to the Cochran Hill tunnels. He had been the victim of a hit-and-run when the LMPD traffic unit arrived. Cherokee Park had a vigil for the Sullivan University grad on Sunday.
Family members shared their most treasured memories and spoke about Land, praising the pharmacist as a beautiful guy. Ira Land was a Sullivan University alum. Ira’s older brother Ivan Land Jr. commented, “You took a great person.” “And you didn’t even have the decency to tell us to what extent you knew who did this.” Ellis stated that investigators believe the car that struck the ground is a 2003–2006 Chevrolet Silverado truck or Tahoe SUV that was traveling on the eastbound I–64 at the time of the hit–and–run, while the color of the suspect vehicle is unknown.
The family of Land is still seeking resolution. Ira’s younger brother, Isaiah Land, said: “Ira was an amazing person and we deserve to wrap up with what happened.” Anyone who may have been around when the accident occurred on Saturday afternoon is urged to get in touch with authorities if they have any information. Call the department’s Crime Tips hotline at 502-574-LMPD to leave information anonymously (5673). By clicking here, you can also submit tips anonymously online through the LMPD Crime Tip Portal.
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