Crime

Danville man indicted in hit-and-run death of woman in town for wedding

A Boyle County grand jury has indicted a Danville man in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a Michigan woman in late June.

Tyler Williams, 22, was indicted on one count of leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid with death and serious injury. Another count accuses Williams of tampering with evidence.

The body of Ann Duncan, 33, of Waterford Township, Mich., was found after 10 p.m. June 29 on Gose Pike, a narrow, two-lane road near the motel where Duncan was staying. A passer-by reported finding the body.

Duncan died of blunt force trauma that was thought to be from a vehicle, according to preliminary results from an autopsy performed by the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort.

Duncan, her husband, and two children were in Boyle County for a wedding, Boyle County Coroner Dr. Don Hamner said at the time.

The indictment, returned Wednesday, alleges that Williams tampered with evidence when, believing that an official proceeding was pending, he "removed and destroyed evidence with the intent to impair its availability, or that another person did so by acting in complicity with the defendant to commit this crime."

The indictment doesn't give any more specifics about the nature of the evidence.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Eric Taylor was listed as the witness who appeared before the grand jury.

Both counts are Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison.

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