Man arrested in crash that killed Ind. firefighter

Firefighter Jason Richardson died following the head-on collision; he was a volunteer firefighter since 2008


FLORENCE, Ky. — A man was arrested and is in custody on a manslaughter charge after killing an off-duty firefighter in a crash over the weekend.

FOX19 reported that William Stanton, 47, is charged with criminal mischief, assault and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. His bond is set at $200,000.

Firefighter Jason Richardson, 39, died following the head-on collision just before 2 p.m. Saturday. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Aurora (Ind.) Fire Department since 2008. Richardson’s passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Stanton sustained minor injuries and was treated at a hospital.

An investigation into the crash continues and toxicology results are pending.

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