A Radcliff man, who police say was driving the mistaken means on U.S. 31W early Thursday morning, has been charged with homicide after his automobile crashed right into a southbound automobile that killed an Elizabethtown lady.
Tonya Kelly, 21, was transported from the crash scene in entrance of Rural King in Radcliff to College Hospital in Louisville the place she succumbed to her accidents.
Tyrone Shaker Raehme, 22, beforehand had been charged with driving beneath the affect of intoxicants twice within the final 5 months previous to the two-vehicle crash, in response to court docket information.
Raehme, who’s being held within the Hardin County Detention Heart, was driving a 2004 Toyota which struck Kelly’s automobile, police stated.
There have been no passengers in both automobile. In response to police, the collision occurred round 12:57 a.m. and Raehme was arrested at 2:32 a.m. by Radcliff police.
Kelly was a 2018 graduate of John Hardin Excessive Faculty.
Raehme initially was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.
“The cost was elevated to homicide when the younger woman handed,” Radcliff Police Division Chief Jeff Cross stated.
In response to court docket information, Raehme was arrested in April in Nelson County and charged with first offense DUI. He was administratively launched, which means he didn’t seem earlier than a decide.
In June in Jefferson County, he once more was charged with DUI and first-degree wanton endangerment and launched on a $2,500 money bond. As a part of his bond stipulations, Raehme was ordered to not drive a automobile.
He additionally was charged with first offense trafficking in an artificial drug and driving with out insurance coverage Thursday. In response to an arrest quotation, he advised Radcliff police that he had drank one beer.
Commonwealth’s Legal professional Shane Younger stated he’ll current the case towards Raehme on Sept. 23 to a Hardin County grand jury.
If convicted, Raehme might face 20 to 50 years in jail or life in jail.