KSP: Drugs and alcohol suspected factors in deadly crash

WOOLUM, Ky. (WTVQ) – Drugs and alcohol are suspected factors in a crash that left one person dead and three others injured in Knox County, according to State Police.

Investigators say a car driven by 20-year old Amber Hacker, of Williamsburg, was traveling south on KY N11 near the Hammons Fork intersection around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

State Police say the preliminary investigation indicates the car crossed the center line, hit a guardrail, traveled back across both lanes, left the road a second time, hit a rock embankment, overturned and came to rest on its top in the southbound lane.

Investigators say there were five people in the car and that none of them was wearing a seat belt.

State Police say a rear passenger, 45-year old Dale Taylor, of Barbourville, died at the scene.

Investigators say Amber Hacker and two other passengers, whose names weren’t released, were taken to the hospital in Corbin.  Two of those victims were later airlifted to UK Hospital in Lexington.  A fourth passenger refused treatment at the hospital, according to KSP.

State Police say criminal charges are pending in the case, which remains under investigation.

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