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Man Charged Months After January's Fatal Crash in Walton


A January crash in Walton that killed 45-year old Amy Skiba led to a months-long investigation by the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

On Thursday, the sheriff's office announced charges against Darrin Carroll.

The 43-year old was booked at the Boone County Detention Center on $250,000 bond, and faces charges of second degree manslaughter, three counts of first degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and speeding.

Carroll, 43, of Union, turned himself in on Wednesday evening.

In January, Carroll was driving a 2003 Chevrolet flatbed truck eastbound on the 700 block of Richwood Road when its right axles went off the side of the road. Carroll, deputies said at the time, was able to bring the truck back to the roadway where it started what was described as "a yaw rotation", crossing the center line and colliding with a 2018 Honda Accord that was headed westbound.

The flatbed continued to rotate, ending up on the north side of the roadway, causing the bed to disengage from the truck's frame before colliding with another westbound vehicle, a 2017 Toyota pickup truck driven by Angela Sulcer, 53, of Union.

Skiba was behind the wheel of the Accord and died from her injuries. Her two 12-year old children were also injured in the crash.

Sulcer was not hurt.

Carroll was transported to the hospital for injuries at the time, too.

-Staff report

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