STANFORD — A Lincoln County man has been indicted in the deaths of a Danville woman and her unborn child in a traffic accident last year.
Rodney S. Alcorn, 42, of Stanford was charged with wanton murder in the Oct. 24 death of Teresa Hoskins, 35, and fetal homicide in the death of Hoskins’ unborn child.
Alcorn also was indicted for wanton endangerment and second-offense driving under the influence for putting passenger Chelsea Johnson, Hoskins’ 4-year-old daughter, at substantial risk of death or serious injury.
According to police, Alcorn was driving west on U.S. 150 when he lost control off his 1995 Pontiac. The car crashed into a rock wall near the Lincoln-Boyle county line and flipped several times.
Neither Hoskins nor Alcorn was wearing a seat belt, and both were ejected, police said. Hoskins was pronounced dead at the scene, and Alcorn was taken to the hospital for treatment and later released.
Chelsea Johnson was buckled up. She crawled out a window of the crashed car and was found walking in the road by a passing motorist.
At the time of the crash, it was not mentioned by investigators that Hoskins was pregnant. An autopsy later revealed she was carrying a child.
“The evidence will show that she knew she was pregnant and so did he,” said Stacy Akers, paralegal for Commonwealth’s Attorney Eddy Montgomery.
Alcorn is being held in the Lincoln County Regional Jail under a $150,000 bond.