Husband charged after wife dies in car accident

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

GALLATIN COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - A single car accident has claimed the life of a Gallatin County woman.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Ky. 16 and Roberts Road.

Police say a car driven by Eugene Reynolds, 55, of Gallatin County, was traveling westbound on Ky. 16 when he ran off the roadway and into a ditch line before going airborne across Roberts Road. The vehicle came to a final rest on the driver's side against a tree.

Eugene Reynolds was transported to St. Luke Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. His wife, Judy M. Reynolds, 62, was trapped in the vehicle and died at the scene.

Police say Mr. Reynolds was wearing a seat belt and Mrs. Reynolds was not.

Mr. Reynolds has been arrested and charged with manslaugther and driving under the influence. He is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center.