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A man has been charged with murder after a car accident

A man is charged with murder after a passenger in a vehicle died when they wrecked into a coal truck.

The accident happened on US 119 in Pike County in March 2012.

Kentucky State Police say 35-year-old Mark Scott was a passenger in the car and died.

William Akers has been charged in the murder.

According to the Pike County Circuit Clerk's Office, Akers was indicted on a murder charge on January 16. He was arraigned on January 25 and no bond was set.

Akers was in court on Friday again for a bond hearing. His bond was set as a $20,000 property bond. Akers is also not allowed contact with the family of the victim, or allowed to drive a vehicle.

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 5. If Akers does not make a plea on that date, a trial date will be set.

Filed under: Pike Co. | Car Accidents | Court cases


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