Franklin Co. man charged with Manslaughter in 2017 car wreck

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CASEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)-State Police say a man was arrested Tuesday after a grand jury returned an indictment with several criminal offenses resulting from a car accident that killed a man in July 2017.

Trooper Jacob Guffey arrested 37-year-old John Whitaker at his home in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon.

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KSP says the indictment alleges that on July 8th, 2017 Whitaker was driving a car while under the influence of drugs when he caused a four car collision on U.S. Highway 127, a few miles north of Liberty.

Investigators say the collision resulted in the death of 26-year-old Phillip Tayler Dillon, of Danville, Ky as well as injuries to six other people.

Whitaker was lodged in the Franklin County Detention Center.