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Driver indicted for murder in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- Nearly seven months after a deadly crash in eastern Kentucky a grand jury has indicted a driver for murder.

On May 29, police say Gene Helton was driving a coal truck while under the influence when he slammed into the back of a pickup in Johnson County.

Police say Miranda Martin, 36, was thrown from the bed of the truck and died at the scene.

The grand jury also indicted helton for assault and DUI.

Police say they are now looking for Helton, who's from Magoffin County.


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