Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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One Killed in a Two Vehicle Collision on KY 172
Date of News Release: 12/21/2009
(Morehead, Ky.) -- At 1407 hour on 12/21/09 KSP Post 8 Morehead received a call from West Liberty Police Department advising there had been an injury accident on KY 172 near mile marker 18. Trooper Mike McPherson responded to the scene. Phillip McKenzie was operating unit 1 a 1991 ford truck. Mr. McKenzie was traveling westbound on KY 172 when he crossed the center line striking unit 2 a 2008 ford truck owned by State Transportation Cabinet and operated by Clarence Hunley head on. Phillip McKenzie of West Liberty was pronounced deceased on scene at 1427hours by Coroner Kenny Perry. Clarence Hunley was not injured. Collision remains under investigation by Trooper Mike McPherson.