East Tenn. man agrees to plea deal; charged with driving into concert crowd

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A man agreed to a plea deal after being accused of ramming people with his car at a Scott County concert and killing one man. 

Billy Jason Carson, 42, was charged with criminal homicide and reckless endangerment in May 2015 after driving his car through a crowd at a Trace Adkins concert at the Trail Ends campgrounds. 

He agreed to plead guilty to multiple charges, including vehicular homicide. His sentencing is set for April 5.

Tony Farrell, 52, was pronounced dead at the Scott County Hospital. He was from North Vernon, Indiana. 

A witness told WATE 6 On Your Side that she saw Carson drive his Toyota 4Runner erratically and head to a field where 50 people remained after the concert. 

Farrell jumped in to help a person being dragged by Carson, according to witnesses. Three other people were taken to UT Medical Center, including Farrell's son. 


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