Driver accused in deadly Anderson County crash charged with murder


ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Charges have been upgraded against a man who investigators say was high on acid when he caused a crash that killed an Anderson County teenager.

David Earl Henderson II was fleeing from authorities in Mercer County on September 9 when he went through a red light at the intersection of U.S. 127 Bypass and U.S. 62 in Anderson County and hit another car, according to Kentucky State Police.

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One of the people in the car Henderson is accused of hitting, 18-year-old Jill Hurst, died from her injuries a few days later. Another person in the car and a passenger in Henderson’s car were seriously injured.

According to court documents, Henderson admitted to taking acid before the pursuit. He was charged with driving under the influence and fleeing and evading.

On Thursday, he was charged with murder and assault.