One dead and another charged with murder following crash

One man is dead, and another is in jail, following a crash in Perry County early Friday morning.

The accident happened around 5:15 a.m. on Highway 15 in the Bonnyman community.

Police say a car, driven by 20-year-old Eric J. Ison of Hazard, ran off the road, struck a guardrail, overcorrected, then hit a passenger car heading in the opposite direction.

Police say the driver of the second car, 68-year-old Bobby D. Napier of Lost Creek in Breathitt County, died at the scene.

Ison was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police then arrested him, and charged him with murder and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

Ison was lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center.


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