Man arrested on murder charge stemming from car crash last May

A Russell County man was arrested by Kentucky State Police on a murder charge Sunday evening stemming from a car crash that occurred last May.

Haiden Tyler Cain, age 28 of Russell Springs, was arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

Cain was indicted in Russell Circuit Court last week on charges of murder, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault.

The charges stem from a car crash in May 2020, in which law enforcement officials said Cain was traveling north on Highway 127 when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a non-passing zone and collided with a vehicle operated by Darrell McClure.

Cain’s vehicle left the roadway and flipped multiple times. The crash resulted in the death of 26-year-old Janson Sallee, a passenger in Cain’s vehicle. Two individuals in the other vehicle were flown from the scene of that wreck and two minors in the McClure vehicle escaped serious injury, law enforcement said at the time.

According to the indictment, Cain is being charged with murder due to him operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, causing a head-on collision with another vehicle and causing the death of Sallee.

The first-degree assault charges stem from the injuries that occurred to Darrell and Megan McClure, and the second-degree assault charges stem from the injuries that occurred to the minors in the vehicle.

Bond was set at $500,000 cash or $1 million in property.

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