Teen Dies Of Injuries Following DUI Crash, Driver Charged

EVARTS, KY -- A 16-year-old Eastern Kentucky boy died Saturday of injuries received in a crash in Harlan County Friday.

Dustin Middleton of Verda died at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital Saturday afternoon. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 26-year old Phillip Osborne of Evarts.

Kentucky State Police say Osborne was DUI at the time of the crash. Police say Osborne was driving east on Ky 38, overcorrected, crossed the center line and lost control of the car Friday morning. Osborne's vehicle collided head-on with a car driven by 47 year old Connie Peace also of Evarts.

Police charged Osborne with DUI and two counts of first-degree assault. A passenger in Osborne's car was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of her injuries.

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