POLICE: Man charged with reckless homicide after fatal crash in Henry County
Kentucky State Police say the suspect was driving 108 miles per hour when he rear-ended the other vehicle.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Dayton, Ohio man has been charged with reckless homicide after Kentucky State Police say he rear-ended another vehicle while driving at 108 miles per hour.
Kentucky State Police say 21-year-old Corey Shores was driving at 108 miles per hour when he smashed into the back of the other vehicle, causing it to flip. According to an arrest warrant, 74-year-old Andrew Persanyi was in that vehicle, and was thrown onto the interstate.
The Henry County Coroner says Persanyi was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner says Persanyi lived in Oldham County and he was on his way to work at General Butler State Park near Carrollton.
Truck driver William Braunig said he was behind the two cars and saw what happened.
"This is the first time in 30 years I’ve ever had it happen right out of my window," said Braunig.
"It was dark. It was foggy, misty rain," Braunig described. "It was in the fast lane and it ran right into the back of another vehicle. I saw headlights and taillights, just kind of go that way, and slam into the rock wall, and then no lights at all. I’m immediately on the phone with 911."
Braunig says he used his semi to shield Persanyi’s body, while he also directed traffic around the scene.
Police say Shores had methamphetamine in his possession.
A warrant was issued for his arrest on Sunday, March 27. It was served on Wednesday.
Shores is charged with reckless homicide, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He is currently being held in the Carroll County Detention Center.
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