A Perry County man has been charged with murder in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash, according to Kentucky State Police.
Police served a murder warrant on Jason Combs Thursday at the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard, where he was being held on other charges related to the Jan. 24 crash, according to a news release.
State police said Combs, 36, was driving east on Combs Road near Airport Gardens when his 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck crossed into the opposite lane and crashed head-on into a 2011 Chrysler Sebring in which the child was a passenger.
Police did not release the names of the boy or the driver of the car, who was not seriously hurt.
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The child was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he died Monday.
Police initially charged Combs with driving while impaired, first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. Police added the murder charge after consulting Commonwealth's Attorney John Hansen, according to a news release.