Posted: Mar 18, 2013 9:51 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2013 9:59 PM
Somerset police have charged Justin I. Litton with murder after a fatal collision that left Levi Stephens dead on Saturday night.
The investigation started Saturday night when a Pulaski County sheriff's deputy tried to investigate Litton in a suspicious vehicle on West KY 80.
Litton left the parking lot toward Somerset when the officer turned around, according to police.
Police say Litton intentionally steered his car into the path of Levi Stephens' vehicle, which was traveling in the opposite direction on KY 80.
The investigation also showed that Justin Litton was the subject of a radio broadcast earlier that evening requesting officers to look out for his vehicle.
Police say a family member reported to them that Litton was impaired and had made threats of suicide by pulling into the path of another vehicle.
The patrol video from the deputy's cruiser shows Stephens trying to avoid a collision as he sees Litton's car eastbound in the westbound lane. Despite Stephens' attempts, Litton continued to turn toward Stephens' car until impact.
UK Police took Litton into custody as he was being discharged from the UK Hospital. Litton has been transported to Pulaski County Detention Center.
The case remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division.