Man accused of causing fatal crash facing murder charge

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Posted at 8:18 PM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-26 20:18:51-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man accused of causing a fatal crash in July is now facing a murder charge.

According to Lexington Police, Cornell Thomas II has been indicted on a murder charge stemming from a crash that happened on July 3 on Leestown Road in front of Kroger. Police say Thomas ran a red light and t-boned a car. That car then caught on fire, resutling in the death of 50-year-old Tammy Botkin.

Thomas II was initially charged with leaving the scene of a crash and failing to render aid.