By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer
A Mount Vernon woman involved in a Nov. 27 car crash that killed a London woman has been charged with murder.
Cora Wilson, 35, was arrested Sunday and arraigned Monday in the Laurel County District Court.
Wilson was arrested at her parents’ house by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and deputies Larry Parrott and Robbie Grimes, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root. In addition to the murder charge, Wilson is charged with three counts of first-degree assault and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. She was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
An ongoing investigation conducted by Parrott and Lt. Chuck Johnson revealed that Wilson was driving under the influence of narcotics on the night of the crash, Root said.
At her arraignment, Wilson was scheduled for a Jan. 2 preliminary hearing and her bond was set at $500,000 cash.
Wilson was involved in a two-car crash on KY 80 when she reportedly crossed the center line in her 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and struck an oncoming 2006 Honda CR-V.
All five occupants of both vehicles had to be extricated from the vehicles by the London Laurel Rescue Squad. Four occupants were flown from the scene in four different helicopters from Air Evac and PH-1. A fifth occupant was transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to the London-Corbin Airport and flown fixed wing by Air Evac. All occupants of both vehicles were severely injured and taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
The passenger in the Honda, Darlene Woods, 58, died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center Dec. 7 from injuries sustained in the crash.