A Morganfield man charged with murder in a fatal wreck that claimed the life of a Webster County girl appeared in Union County Circuit Court on Monday for a pre-trial conference but it was continued. Circuit Court Judge Rene’ Williams continued the prê-trial conference of 19 year old Maxwell McMain until 9:00 a.m. on April 10, 2017.
McMain is charged with murder, first degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license second offense in 5 years with an aggravator attached to the charge, his third DUI offense and failure to wear seatbelts.
The charges stem from June when Kentucky State Police reported McMain was driving on KY 492 in the early morning hours when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving, causing it to overturn multiple times and eject him and his passenger, 16 year old Kaci Wood of Sebree. Wood reportedly died shortly after the wreck at Methodist Hospital in Union County and McMain was transported to an Evansville hospital for treatment of injuries. Police reported neither McMain nor Wood was wearing seatbelts. A third passenger, 20 year old Jacob Hood of Morganfield, was buckled up and was uninjured in the wreck.
McMain was arrested on June 8th and indicted by the Union County grand jury in July. A jury trial is scheduled on September 25, 2017.
McMain remains lodged in the Union County Detention Center under a 1-million dollar bond.
(Mugshot: Union Co. Detention Center)