Pre-trial conference rescheduled for Morganfield man charged with murder in fatal wreck

A Morganfield man charged with murder in connection to a wreck that claimed the life of a Webster County girl appeared in court Tuesday for a pre-trial conference. However, the hearing was rescheduled to November 14 in Union County Circuit Court.

After discussing several issues including two discovery actions, 19 year old Maxwell McMain’s attorney, Dax Womack of Henderson, requested that McMain’s 1-million dollar bond be reconsidered, according to the Gleaner. However, Union County Circuit Court Judge Renee’ Williams denied the request and pointed out that nothing has changed in regards to the risk to public safety. As reported previously by WMSK News, McMain was on his third probation for driving under the influence when the fatal accident occurred.

Kentucky State Police reported that in June 2016, 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 died shortly after the wreck at Methodist Hospital in Union County and McMain was transported to an Evansville hospital for treatment of injuries.

Authorities say neither McMain nor Wood were wearing seatbelts. Police said a third passenger in McMain’s vehicle, 20 year old Jacob Hood of Morganfield, was buckled up and was not injured in the wreck.

McMain was arrested on June 8th and indicted by the Union County Grand Jury in July on charges of murder, first degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license second offense in 5 years aggravator, his third DUI offense and failure to wear seatbelts. He remains lodged in the Union County Detention Center.

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