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Man indicted in deadly 2018 crash

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 09:58:16-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Richmond man faces new charges stemming from a fatal crash that happened a year ago in Lexington.

This week, the Fayette County Grand Jury returned an indictment against 34-year-old Samuel Alex Turner on charges of manslaughter, fetal homicide, wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of drugs.

The crash happened on Oct. 11, 2018, Turner was driving his 1999 Ford Crown Victoria on Winchester Road when the car struck another vehicle head-on near Patchen Wilkes. Kayla McCoy, 29, was Turner's passenger and was killed due to injuries in the crash.

McCoy was pregnant.

An investigation led by the Lexington Police Collision Reconstruction Unit found that Turner’s car had drifted to the left and crossed into the opposing lane of traffic. On the day of the collision, police charged Turner with operating a vehicle on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Warrants are active for Turner’s arrest, and officers are working to locate him.

Anyone with information about Turner’s whereabouts is asked to contact Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600.