Wayne County man charged with murder following fatal collision

On January 9th, 2021 at approximately 5:43 PM Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call from Clinton County Dispatch requesting assistance on a two vehicle collision that had resulted in a fatality.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 31 year old Jesse Brown of Monticello, KY was operating a 1999 Chevy Silverado, west bound on KY 90, holding a 7 month old child in his lap when he entered into the east bound lane and struck a 2012 Ford Focus head on being operated by 61 year old Debra Brown of Albany, KY.

Mrs. Brown was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner. Jesse Brown and the infant child were located at the Wayne County Hospital where the child was treated and later transferred to the University of Kentucky Hospital, listed in stable condition.

Mr. Brown was not injured. Brown was arrested and charged with Murder, Speeding 26 < MPH, DUI 1st aggravating circumstance, Wanton Endangerment and Leaving the scene of an accident.

He was lodged in the Clinton County Detention Center.

This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Jason Warinner. Trooper Warinner was assisted at the scene by Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Clinton County EMS, Albany Fire Department, Clinton County Coroner’s Office, and Clinton County State Highway Department.

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