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One Killed and One Injured in a Two Vehicle Collision on KY49

Date of News Release: 03/26/2010

(Casey County, Ky.)-- Trooper Brian Shepard is investigating a fatal collision that occurred 03/27/2010 at approximately 11:40 hours, 5 miles North of Liberty on KY49.

The collision occurred when a 1998 Dodge being operated by Elza E. King, age 22, of Liberty was traveling southbound on KY49 and slowed to make a left turn onto High Point Road and was struck in the rear by a southbound 2005 Ford, operated by 62 year old David L. Hayes, also of Liberty. After striking the King vehicle, the Hayes vehicle continued southbound, through a fence row and struck a utility pole, where it came to final rest. David Hayes was belted at the time of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. King, who was also belted, was transported to the Casey County Hospital for his injuries where he was treated and released.

Trooper Shepard was assisted at the scene by the Casey County Sheriff's Department, Casey County EMS and the Brush Creek Fire Department.

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