A Winchester man has been indicted in connection with the hit-and-run death of a Lexington woman who was retrieving three garbage cans. But more charges may follow the results of toxicology tests, a prosecutor said.
Michael Ray King, 44, was indicted this week on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident and failing to render aid. In the weeks before the April 12 death of Stevonn Page, 46, King was cited for public intoxication after falling asleep at a pawn and jewelry shop.
Page, who worked for Milestone Realty Consultants as a Ball Home representative, died of multiple blunt force injuries at the scene of the crash, Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said at the time. The crash occurred on Leestown Road near the Scott County line and across from the University of Kentucky's golf course.
Witnesses told investigators that a white SUV traveling outbound veered off the road and struck the woman. The SUV did not stop and continued toward Scott County, police said.
The indictment alleges that King "failed to immediately stop and ascertain the extent of the injury and render reasonable assistance."
King was later detained by the Scott County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police. King is scheduled to be arraigned June 14 in Fayette Circuit Court. He remains in the Fayette County jail in lieu of a $10,000 full cash bond.
Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney Lou Anna Red Corn said Wednesday that the investigation is not complete because police are awaiting toxicology results.
"Once toxicology results are complete, additional charges may be considered," Red Corn said.
On March 31, a couple of weeks before the fatal Fayette County collision, King was arrested and charged with public intoxication, according to Clark County court records.
A citation filed in court said King had fallen asleep at the counter of Dan's Discount Jewelry in Winchester. King told police that earlier in the day he had taken Klonopin, an anti-convulsive drug used to prevent and and control seizures.
Leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid or assistance is a felony punishable by one to five years in prison.