Morehead woman sentenced in deadly car crash


MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to Morehead News, Sabra McCarty was sentenced to 17 years in prison, for her involvement in Sarah Caudill’s death.

According to Morehead police, McCarty was operating a Dodge Durango on Sunday, May 1, 2016, traveling eastbound on KY 32 with one passenger.
Caudill was operating a 2006 Pontiac Torrent traveling westbound.

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MPD said the Durango crossed the median of KY 32, striking Caudill’s vehicle head on.
The newspaper says Caudill was pronounced dead at the scene by Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt.

During the preliminary hearing, MPD collision re-constructionist Mark Hammonds said that toxicology reports they requested reported that McCarty had a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent.The legal limit in Kentucky is 0.08.

McCarty was originally charged with murder in the crash and pleaded not guilty.
She also pleaded not guilty to first-degree wanton endangerment, DUI, and operating without a valid license.

An agreement with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office offered her a manslaughter charge in exchange for pleading guilty to the amended murder charge and the three others.

She was charged 12-years for manslaughter, five for waton endangerment. she will serve both times consecutively. The two other charges she was charged with are misdemeanors, and a civil suit is pending.

— all information and photos courtesy of Moreahead News–