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Father and son arrested in the death of a man on Highway 92 in Bell County

From The Kentucky State Police -

Joshua Darin Ellis - BCDC

On Thursday April 11, 2019 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Kentucky State Police located and charged both individuals who were in a Black Hyundai when it struck 59 year old Aida Fuson on Highway 92 in the Ingram community.

The preliminary investigations indicates a pressure washer had fell out of a pickup truck and into a ditch. Fuson was attempting to load the unit back into his truck when an individual stopped in the roadway to assist. Fuson placed his vehicle in the east bound lane of Ky 92 to attempt any vehicles from striking the individuals loading the pressure washer. A black mid 90’s Hyundai sedan with two male individuals described as being in their 20’s or 30’s were traveling east on Ky 92 when they left the roadway and struck Fuson. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bell County Coroner.

On Thursday April 11, 2019 Tpr. Don Perry was patrolling US 119 when he saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the collision. Tpr. Perry conducted a traffic stop in the Page community of Bell County which led Detectives to charging both inside of the vehicle.

The operator of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra, has been identified as 34 year old Joshua Darin Ellis (corrected according to the citation) of Monticello Ky and his 15 year old son. The two were traveling from Monticello to Harlan when the collision occurred.

Mr. Lewis is charged with leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury and lodged into the Bell County Detention Center. His 15 year old son is charged with tampering with physical evidence and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center. More charges are pending at this time.

The collision is under investigation by Det. Josh Howard.

Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by Bell County Sheriff’s Dept, Bell County Fire, Bell County EMS and Bell County Coroner.

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