Teacher charged with murder for deadly crash

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

A Clark County teacher has been charged with murder after police say she caused a deadly crash.

23-year-old Brittany Williams was arrested Sunday, and has been lodged in the Big Sandy Detention Center.

The crash, which took place on May 3st on Kentucky 7 in Morgan County, killed 76-year-old Gerry Blackwell.

Police say Williams was driving south on Kentucky 7, when her car crossed the center line, and hit the Chevy Cavalier driven by Gerry Blackwell.

Blackwell died at the scene.

The brother of Gerry Blackwell and her passenger, 59-year-old Terry Blackwell, was seriously injured in the crash.

At the time of the crash, police said they believed drugs were a factor in it.

Williams is a seventh grade math teacher at Conkwright Middle School in Clark County.

Due to budget cuts, school officials say they let Williams know in mid-May that she would not be returning to school next year. Forty teachers in the county were cut due to the budget.

"This happened way before the crash and it's just unfortunate that it did happen, but she would not have been an employee in our district after June 30th", says Clark County superintendent Elaine Farris.

As Williams sits behind bars for the crash, school officials say they have not forgotten those involved.

"We've just been in prayer for Brittany and her family as well as the victims of the crash," says Elaine Farris.

Police they will present the case against Williams to the Morgan County Grand Jury.

We did ask to speak to Williams in jail, but she declined our request for an interview.

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