Three Fatal, Two Injured and One Arrested after 3 Vehicle Crash Thursday Morning on KY 81 in McLean County, Kentucky

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CALHOUN, KY - Kentucky State Police Post 16 – Henderson received a call on Thursday March 18, 2021 at 10:40 AM of a multiple vehicle fatal collision on KY 81 about four-miles north of Calhoun.

Preliminary investigation reveals 35-year-old Joshua Fox of Nortonville, KY was traveling northbound on KY 81 in a 2007 Toyota Rav4.

For an unknown reason, Fox crossed the centerline, sideswiping a southbound 2008 Kenworth dump truck driven by Brian Korb, 53 of Dawson Springs, KY. Fox then veered into the southbound lane striking a Chevrolet Malibu driven by Dylan C. Howard, 24 of Calhoun. Howard was airlifted from the scene to Saint Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana where his condition is unknown. Twenty-three year-old passenger Shawna Rodney and three year-old Emberlyn Howard both of Calhoun were pronounced dead on-scene by the McLean County Coroner. A juvenile passenger in the vehicle was flown to Norton Hospital in Louisville for injuries sustained in the collision.

Fox was also pronounced dead on-scene.

Brian Korb, the operator of the dump truck, was not hurt; however, troopers arrested him for:

  • Operating Under the Influence

Kentucky 81 was closed for over nine hours as KSP reconstructed the collision.

Moseleyville (Daviess County) Fire Department, McLean County Coroner’s Office, McLean County Sheriff’s Department, Central District Fire Department and other agencies assisted troopers at the scene.

The investigation is on-going.

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