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Joseph Siami

A Louisville man was indicted by grand jury Tuesday on charges including murder in connection to the death of South Oldham High School graduate, Chase Michael Lawson.

Court documents show that Joseph Siami, 28, was indicted on charges including one count of murder, two counts of assault, one count of criminal mischief, one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and one county of speeding 26 miles per hour or greater.

Siami was first charged on Nov. 27 2021 with first-degree operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, the same night his vehicle collided head-on with another occupied by Chase Michael Lawson, of Crestwood, and two others near the intersection of La Grange Road and Hurstborne Parkway, according to information provided by Chief Grady Thornberry the Graymoor-Devondale Police Department.

Lawson, 20, and a student at the University of Kentucky, was later pronounced dead at University Hospital. The other two people involved both received non-life threatening injuries.

Siami was not injured in the wreck.

A son of Michael and Susan Lawson, Lawson was a 2020 graduate of South Oldham High School where he was the captain of the track and field team, according to obituary information posted by the funeral home.

He was a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, majoring in neuroscience with minors in Spanish and biology.

His goal was to go to medical school to become a neurologist.