Grand Jury indicted Trenton Tackett, 23, of Staffordsville, on August 18 on charges surrounding the fatal wreck on U.S. 460 in May this year that killed Magoffin resident Anita Back and injured two.
Tackett is being charged with murder, two counts of wanton endangerment, two counts of first degree assault and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense.
On May 26, 2011, a 2010 Subaru Outback, operated by 22-year-old Trenton Tackett of Staffordsville, was traveling west on U.S. 460 when his vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a 2003 Chevrolet pickup, driven by 38-year-old Anita Back of Seitz, Kentucky. Back was pronounced dead at the scene.
Also in the vehicle were Back’s daughter and husband (J.C. Back), Anthony and Stephanie Wisecup. Both the child and Mrs. Wisecup were injured, resulting in Tackett’s assault charges. The wanton endangerment charges were for the danger of death or serious physical injury of the two men in Back’s vehicle.
The murder charge reads: “The above-named defendant committed the offense of MURDER when he, while operating a motor vehicle and under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, wantonly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another person and thereby caused the death of another person namely, Anita Back; against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”
Tackett is set to be arraigned on September 1.