DECEMBER 30, 2015
Man faces four counts of murder in parkway crash; was found with ‘meth
A Big Creek man will appear in Clay District Court Monday for a preliminary hearing in a case in which he is charged in the death of five people and possession of Meth.
Jason Gibson, 40, of Big Creek is charged with: murder (four counts); wanton endangerment (first degree); fetal homicide (first degree); reckless driving; possession controlled substance (first degree) (first offense) (methamphetamine) and operating motor vehicle under influence (alcohol/drugs/etc.) (first offense), according to Jail Tracker and the Clay County Detention Center.
He made his first appearance in court Monday via closed circuit television. He entered a not guilty plea and his bond was set at $250,000.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Delzie Kelly arrested Gibson Christmas Eve, according to a press release from KSP Post 11 Public Affairs Officer Lloyd Cochran. The arrest was made after Gibson was released from the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Gibson was the driver of the truck that caused an accident on the Hal Rogers Parkway Friday, Dec. 18. Gibson’s full-size Chevrolet pick-up and a late model eastbound Nissan Altima collided in a full-frontal collision.
Four occupants of the Nissan Altima were killed instantly, Judy Ann Pennington Adams, Charlene L. Lewis, Tiffany Anna Williams and her unborn infant son. William’s two-year-old son was flown to UK and was declared dead the following day.
Trooper Kelly, a Kentucky State Police Traffic Collision Reconstructionist, determined Gibson was traveling westbound on the parkway when he crossed the centerline and struck the Altima head-on.
Gibson was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he remained until his arrest. According to officers at the scene a white substance, which appeared to be Meth, was found in Gibson’s pocket.
The investigation is continuing, according to Cochran.
The Manchester Enterprise