Deputies: Man facing murder charge after car crashes into Knox Co. home

10/23 Neighborhood Watch

KNOX CO., Ind. (WFIE) - A Lawrenceville, Illinois man was arrested early Friday morning in Vincennes.

Knox County deputies say they responded to a single-vehicle crash just after 2 a.m. in the 2800 block of South Old US 41.

When deputies arrived, they say they found a car that had crashed into the front porch of a home.

They say the passenger of the car, C.C. Lee Cochran, was found standing in the front yard.

The driver got out of the car and went inside the home he had hit.

Deputies say they found the driver lying on the living room floor in the front part of the residence. They say the driver was found to have deep lacerations and was pronounced dead by emergency medical responders at the scene.

According to authorities, the preliminary investigation shows that the driver’s wounds and death were not caused by the car crash.

Cochran was arrested on an involuntary manslaughter charge, but Friday that was upgraded to murder.

The driver’s has been identified as 30-year-old Christopher Anderson of Knox County.

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