Man accused of killing a deputy in a car accident will appear in court Friday

The man accused of causing a wreck that killed a Pike County Sheriff's Deputy will be headed back to court later this week.

David Wayne Childers is set for a pre-trial conference on Friday August 31st.

He is charged with murder and being a persistent felony offender.

Police say Childers was speeding when he allegedly crossed the centerline and hit James I. Thacker's cruiser head-on earlier this year.

Investigators say they found drug paraphernalia in Childers SUV.

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