Kentucky woman charged with murder in November crash that killed Oldham County teen

About five months after a 16-year-old girl was killed in a car crash in Oldham County, a driver involved in the incident has been arrested and charged with murder.

Theresa Devine, a 43-year-old woman from Goshen, was indicted Friday, according to a release published Monday by Oldham County Police, in connection with a crash that occurred on U.S. 42 on Nov. 10. She's been charged with murder, two counts of assault, first-degree persistent felony offender and seven counts of wanton endangerment.

Devine, according to police, was driving a 2011 Ram 1500 on the day of the incident, crashing into a 2016 Mazda 3 at about 8:20 a.m. after driving eastbound in westbound lanes along the Oldham County roadway.

A passenger in the Mazda 3, 16-year-old Lily Fairfield, was killed in the crash, while her 19-year-old sister Zoe Fairfield, the car's driver, was injured. A passenger in Devine's car, 40-year-old Joshua Waits, was also injured, according to police.

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Devine, according to court records, had been charged with driving under the influence just three days before that November crash. She was found guilty in that case later that month and had been due in court over that case on the day of the crash that killed Lily, a junior at North Oldham High School.

Lily's family has worked since her death to push lawmakers to pass more strict laws in DUI cases, including keeping first-time offenders behind bars for longer than is currently mandated and boosting charges for repeat offenders.

Correction: A previous headline on this story misstated the victim's hometown. The story has been updated.

Lucas Aulbach can be reached at, 502-582-4649 or on Twitter @LucasAulbach.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Lily Fairfield crash leads to murder indictment of Theresa Devine