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Alcohol a likely factor in fatal three-vehicle Casey County crash

Alcohol is considered a contributing factor in a three-vehicle crash that killed a Casey County man Wednesday night, Kentucky State Police said.

David Bryant, 62, died at the scene, state police said.

Bryant was driving a 2005 Ford pickup west on Ky. 70 when the pickup crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound 2008 Kia driven by Madison Dobson, 19, of Campbellsville. Dobson’s car then hit a guardrail.

Bryant’s pickup continued west and collided head-on with an eastbound 2008 Chevrolet driven by Jeremiah Cooper, 36, of Everson, Wash.

Dobson was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Cooper and his wife, Stephanie, were flown by helicopter to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington. Their 4-year-old child was released to the care of a family friend.

Bryant wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Dobson and the Coopers were wearing seat belts, and the Coopers’ child was in a child restraint device.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday at the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort.

The crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday about six miles west of Liberty.

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