Arrest made one year after fatal Elliott County crash


BRUIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a man is facing murder charges in connection to a deadly crash last year in Elliott County.

The crash happened on Kentucky 7 on May 19, 2018 in the Bruin community.

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Kentucky State Police say 23-year-old Chad Sansom crossed the center line and hit a car being driven by 50-year-old Marsha Harper.

Harper was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sansom was flown to a hospital in West Virginia for treatment.

According to police, Sansom was believed to be under the influence at the time of the crash.

He was indicted by a grand jury for murder.

Police say he was arrested Friday and booked into the Carter County Detention Center.