Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Update to the DUI Fatal Crash on KY 218 in Hart County
Date of News Release: 04/20/2007
Update to the news release below:
Edwin Pierce was released from University Of Louisville Hospital where he was being treated for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on April 7, 2007 in Hart County. Upon his release from the hospital Edwin Pierce was arrested on a warrant for Murder which was issued by the Hart Court District Court. Mr. Pierce was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. The investigation is on going.
(Bowling Green) - Edwin Pierce was westbound on KY 218 and crossed the center line striking D L Bryant's vehicle head on. Both vehicles came to final rest on the roadway where Edwin Pierce was treated and transported to T J Samson Hospital and later flown to the University of Louisville Hospital due to injuries. D L Bryant was pronounced deceased by Hart County Coroner Jeff Roten. Edwin Pierce was charged with DUI 3rd Aggrivated Circumstance. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.