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The driver behind a fatal golf cart crash at Seneca Park in August was indicted Wednesday on several charges, including murder, according to a spokesman for the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. 

Lazaro Pozo Illas, 30, of Louisville was arrested in August and charged with murder, aggravated DUI, assault, wanton endangerment and driving without a license after Christopher Schulz, 45, was struck by a golf cart and later died. Another man was struck by the golf cart but survived. 

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An arrest citation from the time showed blood alcohol levels for Illas at 0.16%, which is double the legal limit. 

Jeff Cooke with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office told The Courier Journal Wednesday Illas was indicted on one count of murder, one count of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and one count of operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license. 

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People who knew Schulz described him as active in the Catholic community in Louisville, specifically at St. Albert the Great, and as someone passionate about working with young people. He left behind a wife and three young children. 

Illas is expected to be arraigned Monday, said Cooke. 

Reach breaking news reporter Sarah Ladd at sladd@courier-journal.com. Follow her on Twitter at @ladd_sarah. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/subscribe.

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