GRAYSON, KY (WOWK) – A woman has been indicted by a Carter County grand jury on charges, including murder, in connection to a fatal crash that happened in 2021 in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky State Police, the single-vehicle crash happened on Jan. 24, 2021. An 8-year-old was killed in the crash and an 11-year-old was seriously injured.

KSP said through the lengthy investigation into the crash, they learned the vehicle, driven by Crystal Hodge, 37, was traveling east on I-64 when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then struck an embankment and rolled several times. Troopers said the 8-year-old was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Troopers said Hodge is accused of driving at a “high rate of speed” during inclement weather while allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance.

According to KSP, Hodge was indicted on charges of Assault, 1st Degree; Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree; and Murder in connection to the crash.

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Troopers said Hodge was arrested by West Virginia State Police in Beckley, West Virginia, and was taken to Southern Regional Jail awaiting extradition to Kentucky.