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Husband Charged With Causing Wife's Death
Updated October 1, 2014 9:00 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(SALEM) - The husband of a Salem woman has been arrested and charged with reckless homicide in his wife's death.

25-year-old Ygrayne McCarty of Salem died after being thrown from a vehicle in a crash early Saturday morning on State Road 60 East and west of Old State Road 60.

Her husband, 27-year-old Zachary McCarty, who was driving the vehicle, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was flown by helicopter to the University of Louisville Hospital and was released.

According to a Washington County Sheriff's Department report, officers arrived at the scene at 12:15 a.m. and found a 2000 Chevy Venture inverted in a field north of State Road 60. Ygrayne was pronounced dead at the scene.

Zachary McCarty is facing four felony charges of reckless homicide, criminal recklessness resulting in death, driving while driver's license was suspended resulting in death and driving while being a habitual traffic offender.

Ygrayne Clark was a 2007 graduate of Salem High School and was employed at C&T Engineering in Seymour.

Survivors include her husband, one son; Micajah McCarty, of Salem; parents Richard and Sharon Clark of Salem; maternal grandparents, Russell and Rose Shields; paternal grandparents Hilda Jean Clark and one brother, Uriah Clark of Salem.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem, with Rev. Beth Walden-Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Donations to help pay for funeral expenses can be made to Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home.

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