Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Meade County Teenager Killed In Another Alcohol Related Crash
Date of News Release: 07/01/2012
(PAYNEVILLE, KY) – On Saturday, June 30, 2012 at approximately 10:20 p.m. ET Post 4 Troopers responded to KY 376, approximately 1 mile west of Payneville in Meade County to investigate a fatality crash. The investigation revealed that a red 2007 Dodge Pickup operated by 21-year-old Adam J. Hall from Webster, KY was eastbound on KY 376. Hall reached down to retrieve a cell phone when he swerved to the right and dropped off the right side of the roadway. Hall overcorrected and swerved across the left side of the roadway. The vehicle traveled down an embankment and overturned. Hall was ejected as well as the passenger sitting in the middle seat, 16-year-old Courtney B. Horsley from Payneville, KY. Another passenger, 24-year-old William A. Hall from Webster, KY was not ejected and sustained only minor injuries. Adam Hall also sustained minor injuries and was not transported. However, Horsley, was critically injured and was taken to the fire station to be airlifted to Louisville. The aircraft was canceled due to Horsley succumbing to her injuries. She was pronounced dead at approximately 11:16 p.m. ET. None of the three passengers were wearing a seatbelt and alcohol does appear to be a contributing factor in the crash. Adam Hall was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicating Beverages 1st Offense and additional charges are pending. Det. Terry Whittaker is investigating.