Casey County Fatal Collision
Date of News Release: 05/26/2016
(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.