CALHOUN, Ky (WEHT) – The driver involved in the March 18 crash that killed a three-year-old and two others on KY 81 now faces murder charges.

Kentucky State Police say Dylan Cole Howard, 24, of Calhoun, was driving northbound and crossed over sideswiping a dump truck driven by Brian Korb, 53, of Dawson Springs. Howard then crashed head-on into the vehicle driven by Joshua Fox, 35, of Nortonville.

Howard is being charged with:

  • Murder – Three (3) counts
  • Assault, 1st Degree
  • Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree
  • Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
  • Criminal Abuse, 1st Degree (Child 12 or under)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle Registration Plate
  • Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Insurance
  • Failure to Wear Seatbelts

Shawna Rodney, 23, and three-year-old daughter Emberlyn Howard, both of Calhoun, died at the scene. Fox also died at the scene. Korb was not injured.

(This story was originally published on April 9, 2021)