A Hopkinsville man was arrested after his vehicle exited the highway and struck a woman standing near her residence Wednesday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police is investigating a collision occurred in the 1100 block of Blue and Gray Park Road in Elkton. Troopers say 42-year-old Billy Jo Faughn was southbound on Blue and Gray Park Road, when for unknown reasons, he exited the eastbound shoulder of the roadway.
Faughn’s vehicle traveled several hundred feet before striking 71-year-old Sarah J. Barrow, who was standing near the garage at her residence. Faughn’s vehicle then struck an exterior wall of the residence, where the vehicle came to final rest.
Sarah Barrow was flown to Skyline Hospital in Nashville where she succumbed to her injuries.
Billy Jo Faughn was arrested and taken to the Todd County Detention Center, where he was charged with Murder; DUI 1st; and Possession of Marijuana.
Kentucky State Police was assisted at the scene by Todd County Sheriff’s Department, Todd County EMS, AirEvac, and Wilson’s Towing.