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Driver charged in crash that killed off-duty firefighter

William Stanton (Provided by the Boone County jail) William Stanton (Provided by the Boone County jail)
An off-duty southeastern Indiana firefighter was killed when a Chevrolet Silverado struck his Ford Crown Victoria on Woodspoint Drive Saturday, Florence police said. (Provided by Florence police) An off-duty southeastern Indiana firefighter was killed when a Chevrolet Silverado struck his Ford Crown Victoria on Woodspoint Drive Saturday, Florence police said. (Provided by Florence police)
The Chevrolet Silverado also struck this Ford Taurus near the entrance to World of Golf, police said. (Provided by Florence police) The Chevrolet Silverado also struck this Ford Taurus near the entrance to World of Golf, police said. (Provided by Florence police)
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) – -

Police said a suspect is in custody on a manslaughter charge after a fatal crash involving a southeastern Indiana firefighter over the weekend.

William Stanton, 47, also is held at the Boone County jail on charges of criminal mischief, assault and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, said Florence Police Captain Tom Grau.

His bond was set at $200,000 Monday morning, according to Boone County District Court officials.

Jason Richardson, 39, died following an off-duty, head-on accident on Woodspoint Drive in Florence just before 2 p.m. Saturday, Grau said in a prepared statement.

He was a volunteer firefighter for the Aurora Fire Department since 2008. He also served the Lawrenceburg Fire Department.

A police investigation showed Stanton was behind the wheel of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado that was northbound on Woodspoint Drive  when it struck a 2005 Ford Taurus near the entrance to World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Dr., Grau said in a prepared statement.

The driver of the Taurus, Timothy Bandelow of Erlanger, and his passenger, April Connor of Cincinnati, suffered minor injuries and were taken to St. Elizabeth of Florence, Grau said.

The Silverado then continued north on Woodspoint Drive and hit a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, he said.

Richardson, the driver of the Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

His passenger, Marquea Schwing, suffered serious injuries and was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Grau said.

Stanton sustained minor injuries  and was treated at St. Elizabeth Florence.

An investigation into the crash continues, police said. Toxicology results are pending.

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