Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Fatal Crash on Ky 169 in Madison County, KY
Date of News Release: 05/19/2006
(RICHMOND, KY) - Ray Stokley was traveling south on KY 169. Hallie B. Earles was traveling north. Mr. Stokley's vehicle crossed into the northbound lane of travel and struck Ms. Earles's vehicle head on. Ms. Earles was pronounced dead at the scene by Madison County Deputy Coroner Carlos Coyle. The passenger in Mr. Stokley's vehicle was flown to the UK Medical Center with multiple injuries. Mr. Stokley was arrested and charged with DUI and Manslaughter 2nd. He is lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Troy Trayner and Detective Michael Stotts.