Weekend Accident Leaves Man Facing Murder Charges

A man faces murder charges in connection with a weekend crash that killed a woman and her unborn child.

Police say 36-year-old Charles Gross was driving under the influence when he dropped off the roadway into a ditch and overturned.

It happened Sunday on Highway 931 in the Sand Lick community.

Police say 28-year-old Amanda Smith was killed in the accident along with her unborn child.

Gross faces several charges including possession of a controlled substance, murder and fetal homicide.

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  • by dellis Location: letcher on Nov 11, 2008 at 11:48 AM
    did anyone ever think she mite have been the one driving......we may never know.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    I agree with anonymous and not so much with Mr. X. If you decide to drink and drive then you should pay the consequences. Just think if this was your family member that this happen to.
  • by Mr.X on Nov 11, 2008 at 03:50 AM
    Another man caught in Ky's Murder trap.Drop off the rd,an accident,and be sent away for murder.As awlfull as it is its still not murder.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2008 at 08:52 PM
    Why is Letcher County left out when covering the news? Many times facts are not correct when WYMT covers events or accidents in the county. Recently the water problem in Whitesburg was covered and Don Childer's Bulk plant was pictured during the story when the actual spill location was 1/2 mile up stream, behind Lee's Famous Recipe. Everyone in Letcher County knew it and wondered what the bulk plant represented. Today you covered an accident in the Colson Commuity and said it was in the Sandlick Community. A 28 year old woman and her unborn child were lost. These are not the only ones that have died in this location within a one mile stretch of highway. Getting your facts straight on TV may force the police to take care of the problem we have in our area. The same people have tormented the Colson Community since the 1970's and nothing has been done. Accurate coverage of this story may help in this area.


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