Woman Killed When Estranged Husband Sideswipes Her Car

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A week after a woman told police her husband had threatened to kill her, he sideswiped her car and caused a wreck that resulted in her death.

Jamey Christy was arrested Thursday. He is charged with contempt of court for failing to stay away from his wife after a domestic assault arrest, but officers say he will face more charges. His bond was set at 1 million dollars.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol spokeswoman said he sideswiped the car of his estranged wife, Elizabeth Christy.

That sent her car off the side of the road and into an embankment where it flipped and caught fire. Elizabeth Christy was ejected from the vehicle and died.

Highway Patrol Trooper Shane Moore said he will likely charge the husband with homicide or vehicular homicide.

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