Man accused of murder in Hardin Co. crash faces drug trafficking, organized crime charges

Man accused of murder in Hardin Co. crash faces drug trafficking, organized crime charges
Michael Hilton (Source: Hardin Co. Detention Center)
Michael Hilton (Source: Hardin Co. Detention Center)

HARDIN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The man charged with murder and DUI after a wreck that killed a 17-year-old girl has been indicted on charges related to alleged organized crime activity.

Michael Hilton, 34, is charged with engaging in organized crime, trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender, according to court records.

Hilton is being held in Nelson County jail after he was involved in a wreck that killed Brianna Taylor and injured 18-year-old Mickayla Harig.

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, Hilton is one of seven indicted in connection with a methamphetamine ring spanning several counties in central Kentucky and involving more than 20 people.

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