UPDATE: Driver in Thanksgiving Day fatal not drunk - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UPDATE: Driver in Thanksgiving Day fatal not drunk

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Fox 41 News has learned that a man driving a vehicle involved in a Thanksgiving Day crash that killed two Louisville teenagers was not drunk.

Police say 33-year-old Robert Kane was driving a Chevy Trailblazer on I-71 in Oldham County, near mile marker 14. At approximately 4:30 Thanksgiving Day, his vehicle crossed over the median and crashed into a Nissan Altima driven by 19-year-old Adrian Hightower.

The crash killed Hightower and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Maddie Thomas, who was in the car with him.

Click HERE to view our original story on the crash.

Both Kane and his five-year-old daughter were transported to University Hospital. His daughter has since been released and is expected to be fine. Kane was originally listed in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to fair condition, according to University Hospital.

Police obtained a search warrant to obtain blood tests taken by Kane in an effort to determine whether alcohol was in his system at the time of the crash.

This morning, Interim Oldham County Police Chief Billy Way told Fox 41 News that tests show Kane had not been drinking -- in fact, his blood-alcohol content was listed as zero.

A press release originally released by Oldham County Police indicated that alcohol had been detected in Kane's vehicle by police. However, a family member told Fox 41 News that Kane had been on his way to pick up alcohol for a party, and the bottles had broken at the time of the accident.

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