Owensboro Man Charged with Manslaughter in Deadly Accident

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A man is charged with causing a deadly head-on collision in western Kentucky more than a week ago.

Taylor Simmons and Jamie Brooks of Owensboro both died on Saturday, January 24. Their car was hit head-on by another car that allegedly crossed the center.

30-year-old Joshua M. McDaniel is now charged with two counts of manslaughter, three counts of wanton endangerment, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

 The crash happened around 8 p.m. on Highway 60 West near Stanley, Kentucky. Authorities say the car driven by McDaniel crossed the center line and hit the car carrying three men.

20-year-old Taylor Simmons and 24-year-old Jamie Brooks died. Bradley Hagan was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

McDaniel is being held in the Daviess County Detention Center on a $150,000 full cash bond.

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