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POLICE: Oldham Co. man crashes into parked car, killing woman who stopped to help his mother

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Oldham County man has been charged with murder after a crash Thursday night in Trimble County.

That's according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

According to the news release, it happened around 9 p.m. on Oct. 16. KSP Post 5 received a call of a non-injury crash at 8:42 p.m. Prior to receiving that call, 48-year-old Keccia Jansen and her 29-year-old son, Nicholas Mendenhall, had both been drinking at a bar in Carrollton during the night.

Police say Jansen left the bar and drove out Highway 42 into Trimble County. She attempted to turn the vehicle around and return to the bar but became stuck on the side of the road, which resulted in the call to KSP dispatch.

Police say 64-year-old Connie Hughes, a passerby, parked her vehicle at the top of a hill on Highway 42 to keep traffic from hitting Jansen.

Meanwhile, police say Mendenhall stole a vehicle from a residence on Highway 42 and began driving home, taking the same route as Jansen.

Police say when Mendenhall reached the place in the road where Hughes was parked, he failed to stop and crashed into her vehicle. Hughes was flown University of Hospital in Louisville. She was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m. Friday.

Mendenhall was arrested and charged with murder, DUI, and five counts of wanton endangerment due to other people who were at the scene at the time of the crash.

Mendenhall was also charged by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office with theft of vehicle. Jansen was charged with DUI. Both were behind held at the Carroll County Detention Center.

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