An update on a story we ran back in September. Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies have arrested a man after they say he caused a crash which killed the passenger in his car. Deputies arrested 36-year-old Chris L. Francis of East Bernstadt. Investigators say on September 5th Francis was on meth and driving on the wrong side of Hensley Road when he crashed into another car. Deputies say Francis’ passenger, 60-year-old Holly Francis, died at the hospital. Investigators say three other people in the car Francis hit were injured, two of them were taken to UK Medical Center. Francis has two previous DUIs from 2014 and 2016. Deputies say the car was not registered and did not have insurance at the time of the crash. Francis was charged with murder, two counts of assault, wanton endangerment, DUI-third offense and no insurance. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
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