Laurel Co., KY: Suspected drunk driver caused deadly I-75 crash; charged with murder, DUI, more | wkyt.com

Police say a drunk driver killed a man that was pulled over on the side of I-75 Friday night.

24-year-old Austin Meredith is charged with murder, DUI, and wanton endangerment for the crash near mile marker 30 in Laurel County.

State police tell 27 NEWSFIRST the victim, Howard White, stopped to check the load in the wrecker he was driving.

That’s when investigators say Meredith crashed the box truck he was driving into White and the wrecker.

Two people inside the wrecker were not hurt.

While investigating the deadly crash, state police say 53-year-old Winchester Eldred ran over three cones blocking the scene and almost hit three firefighters who were helping with traffic control.

Eldred faces a long list of charges, which include DUI and wanton endangerment.

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