Kentucky man waives extradition in deaths of 6 in Tennessee

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky truck driver has waived extradition to Tennessee, where he faces six counts of vehicular homicide following a crash this summer near Chattanooga.

Federal investigators say 39-year-old Benjamin Scott Brewer of London, Kentucky, had been driving for 15 consecutive hours before his tractor-trailer crashed into multiple vehicles on June 25, killing six and injuring six others. He was arrested Aug. 7 in Lexington.

Media report Brewer appeared in Fayette County District Court on Wednesday and waived extradition. He also faces felony drug charges, and that case was sent to a grand jury.

Charity Pennington, who was with Brewer when he was arrested, was taken into custody Wednesday. A judge said she didn’t take a drug test after being released from jail on bond. She’s charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and hindering prosecution.


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