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Berea College alumnus is charged after crash kills 1 student, injures 2

Darryl Long-Foster, 24, of Cincinnati has been charged with driving under the influence after a crash Sunday night that killed one of his passengers, a Berea College student from Bulgaria.
Darryl Long-Foster, 24, of Cincinnati has been charged with driving under the influence after a crash Sunday night that killed one of his passengers, a Berea College student from Bulgaria. Madison County jail

The driver of a car carrying a Berea College student has been charged with driving under the influence after the student died Friday.

Darryl Long-Foster, 24, of Cincinnati was turning left on Oak Meadow Road from Ky. 956 when his car was struck by an eastbound truck on Ky. 595, according to Berea police.

Long-Foster’s car, which had three Berea College students as passengers, was split in half, police said.

Dzhoana Ivanova, an exchange student from Bulgaria, was killed.

“I’ve been doing this for years, and me and my partner had never seen anything like that before,” officer James Hampton said.

The other two students remained hospitalized Monday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with serious injuries, Hampton said. A GoFundMe page claimed that one wasn’t expected to survive, and that the other was in critical condition.

Long-Foster graduated in December 2016, according to a college spokesman.

The driver of the truck, a Berea resident, was at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital on Monday with serious head injuries, Hampton said.

Long-Foster was being held at the Madison County jail.

Hampton said he isn’t sure who is at fault, because the truck’s speed hasn’t been determined. The speed of Long-Foster’s vehicle wasn’t a factor, Hampton said.

Berea College canceled classes Monday to “allow many friends some additional time and space for their grief,” college officials announced Sunday night.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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