UPDATE: Former Lexington Firefighter Indicted In Crash That Critically Injured Soldier

A Fayette County Grand Jury indicted a former Lexington Firefighter in connection to a crash that critically injured an Army National Guard Captain from Guam.

Court documents showed that Jarad McCargo was indicted on charges of Assault, Criminal Mischief, Leaving the Scene of a Crash and DUI.

Lexington Police said McCargo was under the influence when he was trying to parallel park his SUV in front of The Beer Trappe on Euclid Avenue in September and hit Noel Espino, 36, who was standing outside the business.

Investigators said Espino was pinned between the SUV and building.

Police said McCargo drove off after the incident and was found later trying to hide behind some bushes off Yellowstone Parkway.

McCargo has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Espino remained in serious condition in UK Hospital as of Wednesday, November 5, 2014, according to a hospital spokesperson.

His family said Espino lost one of his legs in the crash and had undergone several surgeries.

Espino’s family said his wife left her job to be with her husband during his long recovery.

The family set up a gofundme account to help defray medical costs and travel expenses since they were traveling to and from Guam to be with Espino. http://www.gofundme.com/fezw6c

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