Thomas Anthony Catalina, 43, of Manchester is accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 65 in Louisville, KY. Catalina is accused of hitting several cars and killing one person on August 28, 2022.
WAVE-TV reports that Catalina entered not guilty pleas on charges of murder, assault, driving under the influence, failure to maintain insurance and wanton endangerment. Bond was set at $250,000 cash. If the bond is posted, Catalina will be placed on home incarceration.
The Dodge Ram pickup Catalina was driving hit several vehicles as it traveled north on I-65 in the southbound lanes near the Kentucky Exposition Center. One of the cars hit belonged to Rajnu Masoud, 26, of Bowling Green, he died in the crash and others were injured.
The police report states that Catalina told an officer he had used meth several days before the crash but couldn’t give exact dates. It also says Catalina said he was messed up on drugs and driving as fast as his truck would go.
He is set to appear in court again on Sept. 9.