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Man pleads not guilty in UTV crash death

Posted at 11:57 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 18:02:39-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County man accused in a deadly UTV crash pleaded not guilty Monday morning to charges of murder.

Authorities said 24-year-old Jordan Obenauer of London crashed a 2016 Can-Am Maverick off U.S. Highway 25 about eight miles north of London

The judge Monday said Obenauer admitted to drinking beer, wine, whiskey and mixed drinks prior to the accident.

A 17-year-old passenger from Barbourville was killed in the crash. Officials have not released her name to the public.

The crash remains under investigation.

A judge Monday ordered Obenauer held on $100,000 bail. He is due back in court Nov. 5 for a preliminary hearing.