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    Man who died near Louisville golf course connected to Edwards Co.

    By Jana Garrett,

    28 days ago

    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Albion officials confirm that the man who died in a fatal accident near a golf course in Louisville, Kentucky has connections to Edwards County, Illinois.

    The Jefferson County Coroner identified the man who died in the accident as John C. Mills, 69, of Crestwood, Kentucky. The Associated Press reports the accident was a pedestrian fatality investigation. Albion officials say Mills used to work as a foreman at Champion Labs, before going to work for the PGA.

    The coroner says the accident occurred on Shelbyville Road at Beckley Creek Parkway in Louisville. Mills died May 17 at 5:05 a.m. EST. His cause of death was given as blunt force injuries. The accident happened at 4:56 a.m. that day.

    According to the Associated Press, Louisville mayor Craig Greenberg said Mills was a tournament vendor.

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    Traffic was backed up for about a mile in both directions on the only road that leads to Valhalla, the golf course, in the morning darkness with light rain, with dozens of police vehicles flashing red-and-blue lights near the entrance.

    Police approached the long line of cars waiting to say a pedestrian had been struck by a bus while crossing the road in a lane that was dedicated to tournament traffic.

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