A three-vehicle wreck has left one man dead, and another in the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Bryan Brewer, 26, of Lily, Ky., was pronounced dead at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Friday afternoon.
The accident happened Friday on East Ky. 80, 11 miles east of Somerset.
According to a news release from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Brewer was driving eastbound in a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero when his vehicle crossed the center line and side-swiped a 2015 Buick Verano traveling west.
After striking the Buick, Brewer’s vehicle then drove into the path of a 2005 Ford F150 traveling west.
The driver of the F150, Cecil Smith, 71, Hazard, Ky., was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center by Air Methods. He was listed in fair condition last night.
The driver of the Buick, Charlene Lovins, 67, of Somerset, and a 9-year-old passenger declined treatment.
Pulaski County Coroner Clyde Strunk said Brewer’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. Strunk said Brewer likely died as a result of blunt force trauma.
The highway remained closed for several hours after the accident. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation. Assisting at the scene were Somerset-Pulaski County EMS, the Pulaski County Rescue Squad, Shopville-Stab Fire Department, Kentucky State Highway Safety, Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement and the Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team.