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Casey County fatal collision involves four vehicles

In addition to the death, six others were injured. Cause of collision still under investigation. Tpr. Likins was assisted by additional members of the Kentucky State Police, Liberty Fire Department, Casey County Sheriff's Department and Rescue Squad, Russell County and Lincoln County EMS.
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By TFC Billy R. Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

LIBERTY KY (Sun 9 Jul 2017) - Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, July 8, 2017 at approximately 8:58pmET, 5 miles north of Liberty on US 127. Four vehicles were involved and seven patients were transported to area hospitals:

  • 26-year-old Phillip Dillon, of Danville, KY, was pronounced dead at the Casey County Hospital, Liberty, KY, by the Casey County Corner.

  • 23-year-old Jordyn Harley and 25-year-old Monty Britton, both of Harrodsburg, KY were transported to Ephraim McDowell where Harley was then transferred to University of Kentucky Hospital. Both are listed in stable condition.

  • 10-year-olds Harley and John Whitaker Jr. were both transported to Casey County Hospital where they were treated and released.

  • 36-year-old John Whitaker Sr., of Frankfort, KY was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

  • 48-year-old Jeffrey Sweet and 41-year-old Christy Sweet, both of Liberty, KY were airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital where they are listed in stable condition.
The cause of the collision and vehicle involvement is still being investigated. More details will be made available at a later date.

Tpr. Likins was assisted by additional members of the Kentucky State Police, Liberty Fire Department, Casey County Sheriff's Department and Rescue Squad, Russell County and Lincoln County EMS.


This story was posted on 2017-07-09 16:21:10
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