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Man arrested in fatal Johnson County accident

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jan 14, 2019

FRANKLIN -- A Martinsville man faces a number of charges for causing a fatal accident last October near Morgantown.

On Monday, 42-year-old Earl Davis was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.

Davis allegedly caused an accident on State Road 44 last October which left 37-year-old Chad Kepner of Franklin dead at the scene.

After the accident, Davis was taken to Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for a blood draw.

The test showed amphetamine and methamphetamine in Davis' system.

Charges include causing death when operating while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in person's body.

Davis was arrested without incident at his home.

Besides the fatal accident, Davis is awaiting trial in Morgan County in a child molestation case.

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