HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – The Perry County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to a deadly hit-and-run that happened on State Road 37 on Thursday night.
According to the PCSO, Blake Alvin Hensley, 35, was arrested on Friday and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, leaving the scene of a fatal crash, leaving the scene of an injury crash, operating a vehicle while intoxicated – prior conviction and operation a vehicle while intoxicated – endangerment.
Deputies say two people on a scooter were struck by a vehicle that left the scene after. One of the victims on the scooter was pronounced dead and the other was flown to a hospital with serious injuries.
In 2017, Hensley was arrested on several charges including driving while intoxicated endangering a person. Court documents show he pleaded guilty. Authorities say he ran from police, hit a cruiser and jumped into the Ohio River in an attempt to get away from officers.
This is a developing story.