Bond has been doubled for a 22-year-old Radcliff man charged and arrested in a Sept. 16 crash on U.S. 31W that killed an Elizabethtown woman.
After Tyrone Shaker Raehme was indicted Thursday by a Hardin County grand jury for murder, his cash bond was raised from $500,000 to $1 million. Police say he was intoxicated when the crash occurred.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 5 in Hardin Circuit Court.
Raehme, who now has been charged three times in three different counties with driving under the influence of intoxicants in a roughly five-month period, faces charges after reportedly driving north in a southbound lane of U.S. 31W.
The 2004 Toyota he was driving struck another vehicle, leading to the death of Tonya Kelly, 21, a 2018 graduate of John Hardin High School.
The collision happened around 12:37 a.m. in front of Rural King on U.S. 31W in Radcliff. Raehme was arrested by Radcliff police.
Kelly was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Raehme initially was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, however, the charge was increased to murder after Kelly’s death.
According to court records, Raehme was arrested in April in Nelson County and charged with first offense DUI. He was administratively released, meaning he didn’t appear before a judge.
In June in Jefferson County, he again was charged with DUI and first-degree wanton endangerment and released on a $2,500 cash bond. As part of his bond stipulations, Raehme was ordered not to drive a vehicle.
In addition to being charged with murder, he also is charged with first offense trafficking in a synthetic drug and driving without insurance. According to an arrest citation, he told Radcliff police that he had drank one beer.
If convicted of murder, Raehme could be sentenced to 20 to 50 years in prison or life behind bars.