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Laurel County man charged with murder after fatal UTV crash

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 16:14:33-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County man was arrested on Sunday morning following a deadly UTV crash.

Reportedly 24-year-old Jordan Obenauer of London was charged with murder after an investigation into the overnight wreck. Deputies say Obenauer was driving a 2016 Can-Am Maverick off U.S. 25 about 8 miles north of London when it crashed, resulting in the death of a 17-year-old passenger from Barbourville.

She reportedly was pronounced dead at the hospital. That person's name has not been released.

Deputies continue to investigate what caused the crash.