Crime

Man faces 4 murder charges after Clay crash killed 4, including pregnant woman

Jason Gibson
Jason Gibson

A Clay County man has charged with four counts of murder after a crash that killed four people last week.

Jason Gibson, 40, of Big Creek was driving a truck that collided with a car carrying the four people who were killed, according to Kentucky State Police.

Gibson was charged with four counts of murder plus first-degree fetal homicide, wanton endangerment, driving under the influence, reckless driving and possession of methamphetamine, according to the Clay County jail’s website.

The Dec. 18 crash killed Judy Ann Pennington-Adams, 63; her granddaughter, Tiffany Anna Williams, 23, who was almost eight months pregnant; Charlene Low Lewis, 59; and Kyson Pennington, who was nearly 2, according to the Clay County coroner. All were from Leslie County.

Trooper Lloyd Cochran said after the crash that alcohol and drug use might have contributed to the wreck.

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