Hardin County man indicted in crash killing unborn child

Kenneth Johnson, 63, was charged with fetal homicide, two counts of wanton endangerment and...
Kenneth Johnson, 63, was charged with fetal homicide, two counts of wanton endangerment and assault in connection to a crash on Jan. 31.(Hardin County Detention Center)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 6:18 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WAVE) - A Hardin County man has been indicted in a crash that led to the stillborn delivery of a baby.

Kenneth Johnson, 63, was charged with fetal homicide, two counts of wanton endangerment and assault in connection to a crash on Jan. 31.

According to Elizabethtown Police, the crash happened around 3 p.m. that afternoon on U.S. 62.

Johnson was driving a Dodge Ram eastbound on U.S. 62 in the right lane, where police reconstruction showed he had been driving at 90 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, EPD spokesman Chris Denham confirmed.

Police said an SUV traveling south was attempting to cross U.S. 62 from the ramp of 31W bypass when Johnson’s truck “T-bone” collided with the SUV.

The driver of the SUV was 20-weeks pregnant and was severely injured in her pelvic region, Denham said. The woman also had a fractured femur.

She delivered the baby a few days later, which was stillborn due to the woman’s injuries in the crash.

Two other passengers in the SUV, an 11-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy, were treated for minor injuries.

Johnson’s case was presented to a grand jury, where he was indicted on his charges and arrested.

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