William Keithon Kephart, age 57, of Collinwood, was arrested on Saturday, January 11th on a charge of criminally negligent homicide after being indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on January 10th. The charge stems from a fatal crash that happened on January 24th, 2019, when Kephart was driving a tractor trailer that was hauling a load of cross ties. Kephart was reportedly driving north on Highway 13 near Highland Loop with a load of wooden cross ties loaded on the log trailer. When Kephart attempted to make a right turn, the load of cross ties shifted and came off the log trailer, crashing down onto an oncoming vehicle driven by Eric Gough, age 39. Gough was tragically killed when the cross ties slid off the trailer, crushing his vehicle.
Kephart was booked into the Wayne County Jail and released on $25,000.00 bond.