KSP: Man accused of running over, killing wife in Menifee County

FRENCHBURG, Ky. - A Menifee County man accused of running over his wife is charged with her murder.

Austin Prater, 20, is charged with murder, violating an Emergency Protective Order, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with physical evidence.

Kentucky State Police arrested Prater Wednesday morning.

According to his arrest citation, Prater told investigators his wife fell out of his truck.

Prater's citation goes on to say he ran over his wife, got out of his truck and walked over to her, and then went back to his truck to call 911, but did not leave his name.

After making the phone call, KSP said Prater threw his cell phone in the grass and drove away.

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