Radcliff woman charged with murder after fatal crash

Angela Chapman

A Radcliff woman was arrested Sunday and charged with murder after police say she caused a car crash that killed two children.

The crash, which also injured an adult, occurred in the afternoon outside of West Point on U.S. 31W.

Angela Chapman, 42, was traveling south while under the influence of substances other than alcohol, when she veered and hit a car that was going north, according to Hardin County Sheriff John Ward.

The crash killed a 1-year-old and 2-year-old child. Ward said the adult, who is the mother of the children, also was pregnant. He said the family is from the Louisville area.

The mother was transported by helicopter to the University of Louisville Hospital and is in serious condition. Chapman was not injured.

“It’s a very sad and unnecessary event,” Ward said.

Chapman currently is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center as of Monday in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond.

She has been charged with murder, which is a Class A felony punishable by 20 to 50 years or life in prison, if convicted. She also was charged with first-degree assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Andrew Harp can be reached at 270-505-1414 or aharp@thenewsenterprise.com.

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