CORBIN, Ky. - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fatal traffic accident in Knox County that claimed the lives of five people on Christmas Eve, including two from Bradenton.
According to WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/UZ7vTn), the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday near the community of Flat Lick.
Police say 31-year-old David Vanderpool of Williamsburg was traveling on U.S. 25E when he lost control of his vehicle, went airborne after hitting a median, and struck a southbound car head-on.
Vanderpool was killed, as well as the occupants of the other vehicle: 61-year-old Gary Caldwell and 58-year-old Patricia Caldwell of Putney, Ky., and 29-year-old Julia Robinson and 30-year-old Brent Robinson of Bradenton.
Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.