Bradenton couple among 5 killed in Kentucky crash

Police: Alcohol may be factor in the crash

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 (, 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.

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