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KENTUCKY STATE POLICE: Man charged with murder after fatal crash in Hart County

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Manuel Crespo (Source: Hart County Jail) Manuel Crespo (Source: Hart County Jail)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man is charged with murder after a crash killed two people in Hart County.

The crash happened Saturday just before 7 p.m. on US 31-W in Bonnieville.

According to a Kentucky State Police news release, 27-year-old Manuel Crespo was driving a Dodge van when he got into a non-injury crash on US 31-W.

Police say Crespo drove away and continued south on US 31-W where he tried to pass another vehicle. He drove on the wrong side of the road and crashed into a vehicle that had four people inside.

Two of the passengers in that vehicle, 50-year-old Mary Haycraft and 39-year-old Jason Ferguson, were airlifted to U of L Hospital. Police say Ferguson died Saturday night and Haycraft was pronounced dead Sunday morning.

The driver of the vehicle was treated and released from Hardin Memorial Hospital. Another passenger inside the vehicle was also taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and later transferred to U of L Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Crespo was not hurt in the crash. He was arrested and taken to the Hart County Jail.

In addition to murder, Crespo is charged with DUI, wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, not having an operator's license, possessing an open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle and not having insurance. Kentucky State Police say a second murder charge is also expected to be brought against Crespo.

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