Covering Kentucky

Dec 9, 2012 4:17 PM

4 Killed When Van Collides With Tractor In Ky.

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say four people were killed, including three teenagers, when the van they were in collided with a tractor on a road in Trigg County.

Police said in a news release the fatal accident occurred around 8 a.m. on Saturday on KY 274 when 30-year-old David Shoaf crashed his van into a farm tractor being operated by 58-year-old Carl Calhoun, of Cadiz.

Shoaf was killed, along with three passengers: 19-year-old Dalton R. McDougall, 18-year-old Kimberly M. Shafer and 17-year-old Lindsey M. Sholar, according to identifications provided by the Trigg County Coroner.

A fourth passenger, 18-year-old Brenden J. Breen, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Breen was the only person wearing a seatbelt, according to police.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.

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