DUI crash leads to murder charge for Mt. Sterling man

March 1, 2013 

A Mt. Sterling man was charged with murder after he allegedly hit and killed a woman while driving impaired.

Johnny Moore, 34, was also charged with driving under the influence, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

State police said that the victim, 79-year-old Martha Vivian of Clay City, was driving on KY 11 in Powell County around 10 p.m. Thursday when she lost control and went into a ditch.

As Vivian stood next to her disabled car, Moore hit her with his 1982 GMC pickup truck, fatally injuring her, state police said.

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