Sentinel-Echo.com

Homepage

December 30, 2013

Driver to face murder charges

Involved in fatal accident on Nov. 27

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A two-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a Laurel woman now has a Mt. Vernon woman behind bars, charged with murder and assault.

Cora Wilson, 35, of Sand Springs Road, was arrested Sunday at her parents’ home in eastern Laurel County. She is charged with murder, three counts of first-degree assault, and driving under the influence and is held in the Laurel County Detention Center under a $500,000 cash bond.

Wilson was the driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix that crossed the centerline into the westbound lane of Ky. 80 near the Ky. 1803 intersection, nine miles east of London, on November 27. She struck a 2006 Honda CR-V, driven by 59-year-old Stanley Woods of London, head-on. Woods’ wife, Darlene Woods, 58, was a passenger in the vehicle and died 10 days later from injuries sustained in the accident.

Wilson, her two passengers, and Stanley Woods all suffered serious injuries from the crash that pinned all five victims in their vehicle, requiring emergency workers to cut them from the mangled metal. All victims were then flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment.

The investigation into the accident revealed Wilson had numerous narcotic substances in her blood stream at the time of the accident, resulting in the charges being filed against her.

She was arrested just before 6 p.m. Sunday by Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott, Deputy Robbie Grimes and Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter. The ongoing investigation into the crash has been conducted by Deputy Parrott and Lt. Chuck Johnson.

Wilson is set for a preliminary hearing in Laurel District Court on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 11 a.m.

 

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

1
Text Only
Local News
Local Sports
slbaseball.jpg

Taylor Morris slides safely into second just ahead of the tag of Whitley County’s Michael Harris as the Cardinals defeated the Colonels, 4-0.

Opinion
Features
Galleries
Crime
Community Events
Must Read
Facebook
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

How do you celebrate Easter?

A. Celebrate with the fellowship at church.
B. Have a meal with friends and family.
C. Egg hunts with the kids.
D. All of the above.
     View Results