A motorist is facing multiple charges following a fatal crash that occurred in McCracken County, Kentucky, late last month.
Forty-four year old motorist Jared King of Missouri has been arrested and charged with Murder, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (5 Counts), Criminal Mischief 1st Degree (2 Counts), Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree (2 Counts), Operating on a Suspended/Revoked License, Failure to Yield Right of Way, and Disregarding Traffic Control Device, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).
The charges were issued following a crash that occurred at 3:35 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, on eastbound I-24 at mile marker 13.5.
The initial investigation determined that a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado and a 1999 Freightliner collided on eastbound I-24. A 2011 Toyota Camry and 2014 International were also involved in collisions as a result of the initial crash.
The passenger in the Silverado, 51 year old Missouri resident Tammy King, was airlifted to a hospital but died the next morning from major injuries sustained in the crash.
Jared King also suffered serious injuries.
From the MCSO:
Patrol staff and detectives have been actively investigating this collision for the last week. After conducting numerous interviews and traveling out of state to collect evidence, it has been determined that this collision was an intentional act on the part of Jared King. More specifically, Jared King intentionally drove into and across the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24, directly in the path of an oncoming semi-tractor trailer.
After Jared King was released from the hospital, he was arrested and booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.
The investigation is ongoing.