Hickory man charged after deputies say he ran into path of truck on Benton Rd. | Crime
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A Hickory man has been charged after deputies say he ran in front of a truck Friday, March 15.
Billy J. Terrell was charged with alcohol intoxication and wanton endangerment.
The sheriff's department says the wanton endangerment charges stems from Terrell running out into traffic and causing the potential hazard of a serious crash with Hall that could have caused death of serious physical injury to Hall or other drivers on Benton Road.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department says they responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Benton Road. Deputies say when they arrived, they found that Billy J. Terrell had been hit by a 2000 Chevy four wheel drive truck driven by 58-year-old Kenneth Hall from Paducah.
The sheriff's department says the investigation showed that leading up to the event, Terrell allegedly made statements to people at the Benton Road address that he was going to jump into the path of a car. They say Terrell then ran into the path of the truck driven by Hall.
According to deputies, they could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Terrell when they arrived.
Terrell was taken by ambulance to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Deputies say the investigation showed that there was nothing the driver, Hall, could have done to prevent the crash.
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