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Grand jury indicts driver in fatal wreck

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The case against a Murray man accused of causing a fatal Thanksgiving Day wreck will proceed to circuit court within the next few weeks.

A Marshall County grand jury indicted Jeffrey Nelson, 49, on Thursday on original charges of manslaughter and DUI, and an added bail jumping charge stemming from Nelson's alleged breach of a jail furlough agreement in early December.

Prosecutors directly submitted the case to the grand jury after Nelson was unable to appear for his preliminary hearing last week. In December, Nelson was granted furlough for his mother's funeral in Georgia but did not return and was instead arrested in Marion, Ill., days later with a stolen vehicle.

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship said a new warrant was issued to coincide with the bail jumping charge and the bond was increased from $100,000 cash to $250,000 along with the indictment.

Nelson is scheduled to appear for an arraignment before Circuit Judge Dennis Foust on Feb. 3, although the timing may change depending on Nelson's court status in Williamson County, Ill.

Nelson is accused of killing 23-year-old Magean McCoy of Murray when his vehicles collided with hers on Nov. 28 on U.S. 68/Ky. 80 near Aurora.

Law enforcement stated Nelson failed a field sobriety test following the wreck, although blood samples are still pending official results.

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