Deadly accident in Ohio Co.

Deadly accident in Ohio Co.

A Kentucky man is facing several charges following a deadly accident in Ohio County.

It happened shortly around noon Tuesday at Old Leitchfield Road and Zion Church Road.

Kentucky State Police say when they got to the scene, the driver, 44-year-old Jimmy Carden of Fordsville, had already left.

He was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Carden's passenger, 61-year-old Danny Jackson of Reynolds Station, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ohio County Coroner.

Neither was wearing a seat belt.

State police say Carden is charged with murder, wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

He's now in the Ohio County Detention Center.

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