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Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in an overnight crash that killed two Owen County men and seriously injured another man Tuesday.
According to a press release, Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of a single-vehicle crash at 1:59 a.m. Tuesday.
Preliminary investigation shows the car, driven by 26-year-old Michael Grubb of Georgetown, was traveling south on Highway 35 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and rolled several times.
Grubb was flown by Air Methods, Inc. to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
A passenger in the vehicle, 24-year-old Justin Renfro of Owenton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.
Air Methods, Inc. also flew another passenger, 26-year-old Drew Mason of Sparta, to the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Mason was pronounced dead by the Hamilton County Coroner Tuesday afternoon at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
According to the release, alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash. No one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, police said.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Dusty Corbin, an accident reconstructionist, is leading the ongoing investigation.
The Owen County Sheriff’s Department, Owen County Life Squad, Owen County Rescue, Owen County Fire Department and the New Liberty Fire Department assisted Corbin at the scene.