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One Killed in DUI Collision on Old Leitchfield Road

Date of News Release: 10/22/2014

(Henderson, KY) - Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle collision on Old Leitchfield Rd near Zion Church Rd. Upon arrival, the driver (Jimmy L. Carden) had already fled the scene. He was located a short time later and transported to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital to be treated for his injuries. A passenger (Danny J. Jackson Jr.) in the vehicle was pronounced dead on-scene by the Ohio County Coroner. After further investigation, Mr. Carden was charged with Murder, Wanton Endangerment - 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Failure to Render Aid or Assistance, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol /Drugs/ETC .08 - 1st Offense, Possession of Open Alcohol Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited and lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center. The investigation is on-going.