Hopkinsville man gets life sentence for fatal collision that killed 1

Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 8:39 PM CST
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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) - After a jury trial in Todd County Circuit, Billy Jo Faughn was found guilty of murder and DUI after a fatal crash on Blue and Gray Park Road.

Kentucky State Police Trooper, Hunter Carroll, investigated the crash back on July 29, 2020. He determined Faughn traveled 402 feet after leaving Blue and Gray Park Road before striking 71-year-old Sarah “Janie” Barrow and pushing her through the wall of a garage.

Commonwealth’s Attorney, Neil Kerr, says the jury agreed to a life sentence. Faughn will be eligible for parole in 20 years.

Barrow later died at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Further investigation determined that Faughn was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash and was traveling at a high rate of speed.

His final sentencing is set for January 4, 2023.