A Wayne County man has been indicted for murder by the local grand jury. The murder charge was returned on Tuesday, July 16 against John Denney, who was involved in a fatal accident in Monticello on October 25, 2018.
Robert Allen Hicks, 48, of Monticello died in the three-vehicle
accident that occurred on KY 90 near the intersection of Gregory Street.
According to a report released at the time of the crash, Denney was
traveling east on KY 90 when the vehicle he was driving traveled into
the westbound lane and sideswiped a car being driven by Amanda Crabtree.
After striking the Crabtree vehicle, Denney's vehicle continued
traveling east in the westbound lane and struck the vehicle driven by
Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Denney was
flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of
The indictment returned last week alleges Denney was operating "a
motor vehicle under the influence of methamphetamine and/or other
intoxicating substances" when the accident occur-red. He was also
indicted for first degree assault and for persistent felony offender
Denney, 33, is lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center. He will
be arraigned on August 6 at 9 a.m. in Wayne Circuit Court.