A Louisville jury returned a guilty verdict in the murder case of a Louisville man who caused a deadly car accident one year ago. David Gurley was found guilty of murder, operating a vehicle under the influence, four counts of wanton endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief and driving without insurance.
The murder occurred on Blanton Lane and Dixie Highway, where Gurley was driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of roughly three times the legal limits. Gurley’s SUV collided with a motorcycle being operated by Gerald Goldsmith, who was 61 at the time. Goldsmith ultimately died of his injuries.
The estate of Goldsmith should easily have grounds to bring a civil claim against Gurley for the death of Goldsmith, if one is not already pending. Because Gurley was charged criminally with both DUI and murder in the death of Goldsmith, his liability is easily established.