Crash Involving State Trooper Injures Family

An investigation is underway into what caused a state police trooper to drive into a pickup truck, injuring a family.

Trooper Buddy Carey, who's with the Dry Ridge post, was off duty when he crossed the center line late Wednesday night on Warsaw Road, just west of Dry Ridge, in Grant County.

His car hit the pickup head-on.

28-year-old Edwin Gregory, of Williamstown, was driving. He's now in critical condition along with his wife, Maria.

Their ten-year-old daughter is in fair condition. A 3-year-old boy was treated and released.

State police won't comment on the possible cause of the crash, only saying it's under investigation.


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  • by Greg Location: Las Vegas on Jul 12, 2007 at 08:39 AM
    I am angry to not find any update to the condition of my brother and family involved and that this station would even allow anyone to comment at all. To all the idiots who are posting here, your lack of respect for the families involved is repulsive. You people make me sick. You should all dig your heads out of your...sand. The point of this subject is not wet roads, speed, nor the fact that Officer Carey nearly killed 4 members of my family because of police standards or lack of. It was simply a case of a drunk driveing drunk. Please have respect...Keep your opinions to your self.
  • by concerned Location: R.R.G. on Jul 9, 2007 at 06:28 AM
    To all below. I agree with some about the investigations but to those of you defending the state troopers some are worth defending but I suggest you read some of the other news stories about this particular accident. It states that the off duty State trooper was in his personal vehcile and that The Grant County Commonwealth Attorney is in the process of filing several charges against Carey, including three counts of first-degree assault, one count of wanton endangerment, and DUI. So to RILEY, JON, ASHLEY there is your answer to NOT saying anything about state troopers and the way they drive and that they think because their the law that they are ABOVE the law. I hope that they charge every KSP officer with the stiffest of penalities under the above conditions and I also think that they need to start staying within range of the speed limit and IF they are trying to get to an accident or some other crisis that they USE THEIR LIGHTS AND SIRENS! that is what they are on the car for. If they don't want to alert the criminal then turned them off once they are closer to the scene of the crime or accident and slow down!!!!!
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jul 7, 2007 at 04:53 PM
    Dry Ridge, sounds more like Wet Ridge
  • by AMC Location: GRANT on Jul 7, 2007 at 03:36 PM
    THE VICTIMS ARE MY COUSINS. THE LITTLE GIRLS (edited please do not share names not placed in the story), CAME HOME WITH 18 STAPLES IN HER HEAD, AND ISN'T TALKING,RATHER SHE IS JUST SCARED OR CONFUSED WE ARE NOT FOR SURE. MARIA, THE MOTHER, HAS A BROKEN PELVIS AND ANKLE AND LACERATIONS, AT LAST WORD WE ARE NOT SURE IF EDDIE IS GOING TO MAKE IT. BY THIS TIME I GUESS YOU ALL HAVE HEARD THAT THE TROOPER WAS DRINKING, AND HAS BEEN RELIEVED OF HIS DUTIES. HE WAS IN HIS OWN PERSONAL CAR, AND THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN BECAUSE HE WAS A COP, SO IM NOT BASHING COPS WE JUST HOLD A HIGHER STANDARD FOR THE OFFICERS WHO ARE HERE TO PROTECT AND SERVE. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY.
  • by fred Location: lexington on Jul 7, 2007 at 02:12 PM
    i'm ok with the speeding, but can they at least do it SOBER???
  • by Sassy Location: US of A on Jul 6, 2007 at 01:29 PM
    Was it dark when it happened? Could have been a deer or just an accident. I think we have all been distracted at one point or another while driving. Some of us are lucky and there is nothing coming at us in the other lane. Have any of you ever taken a curve just a little too fast and crossed that center line because of it?!??! Accidents do happen...regardless of one's occupation and NO one is perfect. Let's all just try and learn from careless mistakes before it destoys another life...pay attention and be alert to your surroundings. Dont get me wrong...I am curious too about the "investigation" results!
  • by sb Location: Warren on Jul 6, 2007 at 01:04 PM
    Everyone in this state speeds.Don't waste time with a diatribe against cops.
  • by u12bravo Location: Richmond on Jul 6, 2007 at 08:23 AM
    Not only KSP but other officers drive extremely fast on I-75. Both the Gov and the Chain of Command are remiss in dealing with this issues.
  • by Shannon Location: Dry Ridge on Jul 6, 2007 at 08:09 AM
    I live on this road and got caught in the traffic while the EMS personnel removed the victims. The crash happened in a sharp curve and the road was wet. Everyone can speculate as to the cause but no one will know until the investigation is finished.
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Jul 6, 2007 at 07:50 AM
    Barry from Floyd County took the words right out of my mouth. Cops drive way too fast and it's not right cause the rest of us get pulled over and ticketed for speeding. I can understand them speeding if they are chasing someone but at all other times they should obey the speed laws. I can't count how many times I have been driving on the interstates and seen cops passing everybody else like we are sitting still. I bet it's under investigation.
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