Cadiz, KY. (June 20, 2020) – Around 4:40 a.m., Kentucky State Police, Post 1 was notified by Trigg County Dispatch regarding a single vehicle collision on the Trace near Golden Pond. Kentucky State Police Reconstructionists Sergeant Eric Fields and Trooper Aaron Jestes responded to the scene per the request of the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office. Initial investigation shows Christopher Swykert, 19 of Melissa, Texas, was operating a white 2015 Ford Mustang traveling south on the Trace in the Land Between the Lakes recreation area and failed to negotiate a left curve. Swykert’s vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree on the passenger’s side. Swykert’s passenger, Harry Kincaid, 19 of Houston, Texas suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Trigg County Coroner. Through investigation, Swykert was arrested and charged with Murder (Class A Felony) and Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. 1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstances) (Class B Misdemeanor). Swykert was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The investigation continues by Sergeant Eric Fields. Kentucky State Police was assisted on scene by the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office, Trigg County EMS, Trigg County Rescue Squad, Trigg County Coroner, and the U.S. Forestry Service.
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