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KSP NEWS RELEASE
POST 15, COLUMBIA
Casey County Fatal Collision Release for: Thursday, May 26, 2016
(Liberty, KY.) – Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating a collision that occurred at approximately 8:56 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 25th, 6 miles west of Liberty on KY 70. 62-year-old David Bryant, of Liberty, was operating a westbound 2005 Ford pickup when he crossed the center-line and struck an eastbound 2008 KIA operated by 19-year-old Madison Dobson of Campbellsville. Dobson's vehicle then collided with a guardrail. Bryant's vehicle continued traveling west and collided, head-on, with an eastbound 2008 Chevy operated by 36-year-old Jeremiah Cooper, of Everson, Washington.
Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene by the Casey County Coroner and was not wearing a seat-belt. An autopsy will be performed today at the State Medical Examiner's office. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.
Dobson was transported to Ephraim McDowell in Danville. She was wearing a seat-belt.
Jeremiah Cooper and his wife, (age unknown) Stephanie Cooper were airlifted to UK Hospital. The couples 4-year-old child (name unknown) was released to the care of a family friend by social services. The Coopers were wearing seatbelts and the child was in a child restraint device.
Tpr. Warinner was assisted at the scene by the Casey County Sheriff's Department, Rescue Squad, EMS, Coroner and the Clementsville Fire Department. The investigation is ongoing.
Missing Casey County Woman Found Dead in Fatal Collision
Thursday, May 12, 2016
(Columbia, KY.) – Trooper Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred on Tuesday, May 10 at approximately 11:40 AM CST on Stoner Creek Rd in Taylor County. 54-year-old Carla Monday, of Liberty, was operating a westbound 2005 Saturn on Stoner Creek Rd, when she ran off the roadway, over an embankment and struck several trees. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Monday was reported missing by family members on Wednesday, May 11th after not showing up from work on Tuesday evening. She also never reported to her noon shift at Amazon.com on Tuesday. An extensive search of the route she was known to take to work, led to the discovery of the vehicle on Wednesday at approximately 5:40 PM EDT, over and down an embankment that made the vehicle difficult to see from the roadway. Trooper Likins was assisted by family members during the search, Taylor County Sheriff's Department, Fire, EMS and Rescue. Complete obit on the obituary page.
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