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Ky. car crash claims five

Dec. 26, 2012 @ 12:15 AM

Police are investigating whether alcohol or drugs played a role in a Christmas Eve wreck in Knox County in Kentucky in which five people died, including four members of one family.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, David Vanderpool, 31, of Williamsburg, Ky., was driving north on U.S. 25E when his 2004 Ford Taurus crossed the median of the divided four-lane road and collided head-on with a 2010 Camry headed south, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

The people in the Camry were Gary Caldwell, 61, and his wife Patricia Caldwell, 58, of Harlan County; and the Caldwells’ daughter Julia Robinson, 29, and son-in-law Brent Robinson, 30, of Bradenton, Fla. Brent Robinson’s father is former Major League pitcher Don Robinson, who played at Ceredo-Kenova High School.

Terry Caldwell, Gary’s brother, said Gary and Patty Caldwell were returning home from Lexington, where they had picked up their daughter and son-in-law, who had flown in for Christmas.

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