Hopkinsville man charged with Murder
Elkton, Ky. (Todd County) – Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville was contacted by Todd County Dispatch around 3:22 P.M. on July 29, 2020, in reference to a vehicle striking a pedestrian. The collision occurred in the 1100 block of Blue and Gray Park Road in the Elkton Community.
Preliminary investigation revealed 42-year-old Billy Jo Faughn, of Hopkinsville, Ky., was operating a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on Blue and Gray Park Road, when for unknown reasons, he exited the eastbound shoulder of the roadway. Faughn’s vehicle traveled several hundred feet before striking 71-year-old Sarah J. Barrow, who was standing near the garage at her residence. Faughn’s vehicle then struck an exterior wall of the residence, where the vehicle came to final rest. Sarah Barrow was flown to Skyline Hospital in Nashville, Tn., where she succumbed to her injuries.
Billy Jo Faughn was arrested and lodged in the Todd County Detention Center, where he was charged with Murder; DUI 1st; and Possession of Marijuana. The investigation is ongoing by Accident Reconstructionist Trooper Hunter Carroll.
KSP was assisted at the scene by Todd County Sheriff’s Department, Todd County EMS, AirEvac, and Wilson’s Towing.