Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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One Person Killed, Two Injured in Owen County Crash
Date of News Release: 10/09/2012
(New Liberty, KY) – An Owen County man has been killed and two others have been seriously injured in an overnight crash on Highway 35. Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of a single vehicle crash at 1:59 this morning. Preliminary investigation shows that the car, driven by 26 year old Michael Grubb of Georgetown, KY, was traveling south on Highway 35 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and rolled several times. Grubb was flown by Air Methods, Inc. to the University of Cincinnati Hospital. A passenger in the vehicle, 24 year old Justin Renfro of Owenton, KY, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Owen County Coroner. Another passenger, 26 year old Drew Mason of Sparta, KY, was also flown by Air Methods, Inc. to the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash. No one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.
Trooper Dusty Corbin, an accident reconstructionist, is leading the ongoing investigation. Trooper Corbin was assisted at the scene by the Owen County Sheriff’s Department, Owen County Life Squad, Owen County Rescue, Owen County Fire Department, and the New Liberty Fire Department.