Richmond man wanted for crash that killed pregnant woman


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Richmond man is facing new charges stemming from a crash that left a woman and her unborn baby dead.

The Lexington Police Department announced Thursday that 34-year-old Samuel Alex Turner was indicted on charges of manslaughter and fetal homicide.

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Police say Turner was driving on Winchester road on October 11, 2018 when he drifted into the opposite lane and hit another car head-on near Patchen Wilkes Drive. The passenger in his car, 29-year-old Kayla McCoy of Lexington died from her injuries.

Police initially charged Turner with operating a vehicle on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition to manslaughter and fetal homicide, Turner has been indicted for wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance (meth), driving under the influence of drugs, and being a persistent felony offender.

According to the Lexington Police Department, officers are working to locate Turner. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600.