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Driver Not Charged In Double Fatal Crash

A grand jury in Kentucky chose not to indict the driver of a car involved in a crash that killed two teens.

17 year-olds Marinda Perry and Kristi Blevins, both of Louisa, were killed in the accident in Lawrence County, KY back on April 25th. Kentucky State Police say their car was hit head on by a car driven by James C. Preece of Louisa.

According to a State Police press release, last Friday a Lawrence County grand jury returned a ”no true bill” in its investigation of the crash. That means there will be no indictment or further court action.

Troopers say following the accident, Preece claimed to have suffered a heart attack that led a loss of control of his vehicle and the fatal crash that followed.

The press release says investigators examined medical records, including toxicology results associated with Preece’s treatment, after the crash. While the presence of small quantities of some prescription drugs was discovered, there was no evidence that Preece was impaired by them at the time of the crash.

The KSP’s investigation revealed conclusive evidence that Preece had in fact suffered a heart attack around the time of the accident.


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