Muncie man charged in crash that killed woman, 89

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A Muncie man faces reckless homicide and other charges stemming from a 2012 car crash that killed an 89-year-old woman.

Tra Hunter Privett was being held on a $20,000 bond following his Friday arrest on charges of reckless homicide and causing death when driving with a controlled substance in the blood.

Authorities say the 20-year-old Privett had an anti-anxiety medication in his system in August 2012 when he crossed a road’s center line and his vehicle collided head-on with a car driven by Betty J. Carey. She died at an Indianapolis hospital five days later.

Deputy Delaware County prosecutor Eric Hoffman tells The Star Press the charges weren’t filed until almost two years after Carey’s death in part because of delays in getting test results and hospital records. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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