Letcher Co. driver charged with fetal homicide

A Letcher County man faces murder and fetal homicide charges after a car crash killed his passenger.

Charles Gross, of Whitesburg, was driving on Ky. 931 on Sunday night when his vehicle dropped off the road and overturned in a ditch, according to a Kentucky State Police press release.

Amanda F. Smith, 28, of Neon, died from her injuries at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Smith and her fetus were pronounced dead.

Neither Gross nor Smith was wearing a seat belt.

Police arrested Gross and charges him with murder, fetal homicide, aggravated driving under the influence and drug possession, according to the press release.