The husband of a Salem woman has been arrested and charged with reckless homicide in his wife’s death after a car accident Friday morning.
Zachary McCarty was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 27 with four felony charges that could result in a possible sentence of up to 17 years in prison.
Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Dustin Houchin said McCarty was charged with one count of reckless homicide, a level 5 Felony; one count of criminal recklessness resulting in death, a level 5 Felony; one count of driving while suspended resulting in death, a level 5 Felony and one count of driving while being an habitual traffic violator ;a Level 6 Felony.
Houchin said the Level 5 Felonies carry penalties from 1-6 years each. The Level 6 Felony carries a penalty of six months to two years.
McCarty’s wife was pronounced dead at the scene of an automobile accident early Friday morning on State Road 60.
Ygrayne Clark, 25, 5959 East State Road 56, Salem, was ejected from a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was a 2007 graduate of Salem High School and was employed at C&T Engineering in Seymour.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department received the 911 call at 12:15a Friday morning.
Upon arriving at the scene, Lt. Ryan Larrimore located a white 2000 Chevy Venture inverted in a field north of State Road 60.
The driver, McCarty’s husband, Zach, 27, of 500 North Main Street, Salem, was transported from the scene to St. Vincent Salem Hospital and later transferred by air ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Sheriff Claude Combs, Deputy Allen Taylor, Reserve Deputy Sam Franck, Salem Police Officers Mike Volez and Ethan Pickerill responded.
Survivors include Zach McCarty, one son; Micajah McCarty of Salem; parents Richard and Sharon Clark of Salem; maternal grandparents, Russell and Rose Shields; paternal grandparents Hilda Jean Clark and one brother, Uriah Clark of Salem.
Funeral services will be at 11a Thursday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Viewing will be 4-8p Wednesday and Thursday from 9a until time of the service.
Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery with Rev. Beth Walden-Fisher officiating.
Donations for funeral expenses may be sent to Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home.