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UPDATE: Driver Charged In Gallatin Co. Fatal Accident On Jan. 17

Hodges is currently lodged at the Louisville Metro Corrections.

Updated Story Posted January 22:

(Gallatin County, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 announced yesterday that the driver in the fatal collision in Gallatin County, Josh Hodges, was charged with multiple offenses as a result of the ongoing investigation.

On Tuesday, January 19, Hodges was charged with Manslaughter (2nd degree), Assault (2nd degree), and Criminal Mischief (1st degree). On the night of the collision, Hodges was also charged with Fleeing or Evading Police (1st degree) as well as multiple traffic offenses by the Warsaw Police Department.

Hodges is currently lodged at the Louisville Metro Corrections.

Original Story Posted January 18:

(Gallatin County, Ky.) – On Sunday, January 17, the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a request from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office requesting an accident reconstructionist to help investigate a fatal accident that occurred during a pursuit.

Gallatin County Dispatch advised that a Warsaw Police Department officer had attempted to stop a Toyota passenger car on US 42 for a speeding violation. During the pursuit, the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and collided with a concrete wall.

The driver, 31-year-old Josh Hodges, and front passenger 34-year-old Tiffany McNeil, both of Florence were wearing their seatbelts and were transported to the hospital for medical attention.

A third passenger 54-year-old Shanda Withrow of Hamilton, Ohio, was not restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Gallatin County Coroner.

KSP was assisted at the scene by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Warsaw Police Department, Gallatin Fire Department, Switzerland County EMS, Carroll County EMS, and Gallatin County Coroner.

The KSP reconstruction team is conducting an ongoing investigation.

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