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Man pleads not guilty in crash that killed teen

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Michael Hilton (Source: Hardin County Detention Center) Michael Hilton (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A man charged with murder and aggravated DUI in a crash that killed an Elizabethtown teenager appeared in front of a judge Thursday with is attorney.

During his appearance Michael Hilton, 34, pleaded not guilty in a Harrison County courtroom.

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According to authorities, on June 22, Hilton was driving east on Deckard School Road when he hit the car driven by Brianna Taylor, traveling north on Patriot Parkway, Kentucky State Police said. Taylor, 17, was killed. Her 18-year-old passenger, Mickayla Harig, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital, along with Hilton and his passenger, his twin brother Anthony.

Beer cans were found scattered around the scene of the wreck. Hilton was booked in the Hardin County Detention Center around 8:15 p.m. on June 26.

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In 2006, Hilton was sentenced to three years in prison for repeated DUI offenses.

Hilton remains in custody. He is scheduled to appear in court again on July 18.

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