Coroner: Driver in crash that killed 4 was intoxicated
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CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - A coroner says the driver in a crash that killed
four people in western Kentucky, including three teenagers, was
Trigg County Coroner John Mark Vinson told the Kentucky New Era
that toxicology reports indicate 30-year-old David Shoaf had trace
amounts of alcohol, valium, marijuana and methamphetamine in his system
when the crash occurred on Dec. 8.
Vinson said he determined Shoaf was
intoxicated based on state law.
Police said Shoaf lost control of the minivan he was
driving on the wet roadway and skidded into the tractor.
Killed in the
crash were Shoaf and three passengers - 18-year-old Kimberly Shafer, 17
year-old Lindsey Sholar and 19-year-old Dalton McDougall, all of Cadiz.
Another passenger, 18-year-old Brendan Breen of Cadiz was injured, but
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