Driver indicted in crash that killed Lexington chef
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A grand jury has indicted a driver in connection to a deadly crash that killed a Lexington chef.
Marisol Lewis, 39, has been charged with manslaughter for the death of Lexington Country Club executive chef Robert Myers, 56.
Myers was the executive chef at the Lexington Country Club. He was also a well known baker who operated a bakery in Perryville with his daughter. He had eight children.
Meyers died in a crash on Versailles Road on July 4, 2017.
According to her indictment, Lewis was driving recklessly before crashing into the back of Myer's vehicle. Officials say she was exceeding speeds of 100 mile per hour when the crash occurred.
She could face between 5 to 10 years in prison over the felony charge. Lewis is scheduled to be arraigned January 19.
Following the crash police were unable to interview Lewis because of the injuries she sustained in the crash. Court records list her address as Eastern State Hospital. The psychiatric hospital also houses a brain injury program although police say they couldn't comment on the specific nature of her injuries.
Following the indictment, Irene Myers, widow of Robert Myers released the following statement.
“I would like the driver to know that we hold no hatred against her and hope that she will seek Christ's forgiveness and grace. Our family has been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of many, though our hearts still ache with the loss of Robert.”