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Son Charged With Reckless Homicide In Crash That Killed Father

Posted at 5:51 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 08:12:01-04

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Harrison County man is charged with reckless homicide for a crash that killed his father.

27-year-old Jacob King was arrested Tuesday.

The wreck happened near the intersection of Newtown Pike and Johnson Mill Road in Scott County back in June 2018.

Jacobs’s father, Ricky King, was a passenger and died the next day.

Deputies say there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

Police say Jacob consented to giving a blood sample, which later tested for a BAC level of .107 and for marijuana.

King is facing a charge of reckless homicide and for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.