MO man faces murder, other charges after deadly crash in McCracken County, KY

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Salem, Mo. man faces murder and other charges after a deadly crash in McCracken County, Ky. on April 28.

Jared King, 44, of Salem, Mo. faces murder, wanton endangerment 1st degree (five counts), criminal mischief 1st degree (two counts), criminal mischief 2nd degree (two counts), operating on a suspended/revoked license, failure to yield right of way and disregarding traffic control device charges.

Emergency officials responded to a crash on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24, near the 13.5 mile marker, for a multi-vehicle collision with injuries on Thursday, April 28 at 3:35 p.m.

The initial crash between a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado and a 1999 Freightliner occurred in the eastbound lanes. A 2011 Toyota Camry and 2014 International were involved in separate crash as a result of the initial crash.

The passenger in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, identified as Tammy King, 51, of Salem, Mo. sustained major injuries and was flown to an out-of-state hospital for treatment. Tammy King died as a result of her injuries the next morning.

The driver of the vehicle, Jared King, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

After conducting numerous interviews and traveling out of state to collect evidence, it has been determined that this collision was an intentional act on the part of Jared King. King intentionally drove into and across the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24, directly in the path of an oncoming semi-tractor trailer, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

Jared King was released from the hospital on May 5 and arrested and taken to McCracken County Regional Jail.

This is an ongoing criminal investigation.

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