MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - On August 8, at approximately 02:32 a.m., a McCracken County deputy clocked a vehicle traveling 92 mph in a posted 35mph zone on Old Mayfield Road near the Scheidman Road intersection.
The vehicle, a 2005 Bentley, then accelerated as it passed the deputy and went out of sight.
As the deputy drove outbound on Old Mayfield Road in an attempt to catch up with the vehicle, he observed it on its top in the middle of Old Mayfield Road between Sills Lane and Elmdale Road as it was becoming engulfed with flames.
The vehicle had left the roadway, striking a large tree before coming to final rest.
An unconscious black male, later identified as being Ancinio D. Frair, 34, was found trapped inside the burning car.
After multiple attempts Deputy Hartman was able to successfully extricate Frair from the vehicle and resuscitated him.
Deputies located a female that had been ejected from the vehicle and later identified her as being Ronneka S. Hampton, 29 years of age of Paducah.
Resuscitating efforts were made by deputies and EMS staff however, she was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
Frair was transported by Mercy Ambulance to Lourdes Hospital for his injuries but later released.
Frair was also wanted on an outstanding McCracken County warrant for failure to pay child support and he has an extensive criminal record that includes a prior conviction for fleeing police.
Friar was arrested and is facing the following charges.
- Murder (Class A Felony, 20 years in prison)
- Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence of Alcohol and or Drugs
- Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree
- Speeding 25 MPH >
The sheriffs office was assisted by the McCracken County Coroners Office, Mercy EMS, Hendron Fire Department, and McCracken County DES.
McCracken County deputies spent several hours investigating the incident which included reconstructing the crash scene.
Repairs were required to a fire hydrant at the crash site.