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An Independence man has been arrested in connection with a New Year's Eve crash that killed a husband and wife

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INDEPENDENCE, Kentucky — An Independence man has been arrested in connection with a New Year's Eve crash that killed a husband and wife.

Local news outlets report Independence police arrested 58-year-old Mark Huffman Friday on two counts of murder.

The crash occurred around 10 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2015. Police say Huffman's car struck an SUV head-on, killing 24-year-old Ella McNay and 31-year-old David McNay.

An arrest warrant notes that Huffman's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times Kentucky's legal limit of 0.08 that night. He also tested positive for Oxycodone, opiates and benzodiazepines.

Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders says Huffman faces 20 to 50 years or life in prison for each count.

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