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Man cleared in 2004 murder of his daughter killed in Arkansas crash

Kevin Fox died in a crash Monday afternoon in Arkansas near Dardanelle when two cars collided head-on.

ARKANSAS, USA — A man who was cleared of charges for the murder of his 3-year-old daughter in Illinois was killed in a car crash in Arkansas Monday afternoon, according to CBS News.

Arkansas State Police reported that 46-year-old Kevin Fox was driving on State Highway 7 near Dardanelle when another vehicle crossed his path, causing a head-on collision.

Both Fox and the driver of the other vehicle, later identified as 47-year-old Michael Glasscock, died as a result.

In 2004, Fox was arrested for the alleged murder of his 3-year-old daughter Riley. He spent eight months in jail until DNA evidence led to Scott Eby, who later pled guilty to raping and drowning Riley.

Eby received a life sentence for the crime.

In 2007, a federal jury awarded Fox and his wife $15.5 million in damages, after he filed a lawsuit accusing Will County police of framing him for his daughter's murder. The damages were later reduced to nearly $8.2 million.

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