WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu December 8, 2005
Brothers Killed Minutes Apart
Bowling Green, KY – If anyone talked to Warren County sherif's deputy Andy McDowell long enough, the conversation invariably turned to his two sons. Wednesday, McDowell lost both sons in separate tarffic crashes a few miles apart with fifteen minutes.
23 year old Rory McDowell and his 21 year old brother, Cory, died a couple of miles from the home they shared with their father.
Andy McDowell was not on duty at the time but was taken to Rory's crash site. He later was driven past Cory's fiery crash, not knowing his younger son was involved in it.
Warren County deputy coroner Dwayne Lawrence said "you take the most unimagineable hell that a parent could be told and then double that".
Captain Brent Brown with the Warren County sheriff's department says the father said he'd been talking with Rory on a cell phone about the time of the crash. Brown said that might have been a factor in the crash, as well as excessive speed on a narrow road.