Hopkinsville Man Charged with Murder After Crash
By West Kentucky Star Staff
ELKTON - A Hopkinsville man is facing a murder charge following a Wednesday collision involving a pedestrian.

Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville was contacted by Todd County Dispatch around 3:22 pm on Wednesday, in reference to a vehicle striking a pedestrian. 

The collision occurred in the 1100 block of Blue and Gray Park Road in Elkton.

The preliminary investigation showed that 42-year-old Billy Jo Faughn, of Hopkinsville, was driving southbound on Blue and Gray Park Road, when his vehicle left the roadway.

Faughn's vehicle traveled several hundred feet before striking 71-year-old Sarah J. Barrow, who was standing near the garage at her home. 

Faughn's vehicle then struck an exterior wall of the home. 

Barrow was flown to Skyline Hospital in Nashville, where she was pronounced dead.

Faughn was arrested and taken to the Todd County Detention Center, where he was charged with murder, driving under the influence, and possession of marijuana.

Published 04:19 PM, Wednesday Jul. 29, 2020
Updated 08:37 AM, Thursday Jul. 30, 2020



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