TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Casey County Fatal Collision
Date of News Release: 11/23/2013
(LIBERTY, KY) - Tpr. Kevin Roberts is investigating a collision that occurred on November 22, 2013 at approximately 6:08 EDT, 1 mile north of Liberty on KY 49. 41-year-old Charles D. Kirtley, of Campbellsville, Taylor County, was operating a 2007 GMC, northbound on KY 49, when he lost control of his vehicle and overturned, coming to rest in the southbound lane. A 1990 Dodge, operated by 17-year-old Andrew Richardson, of Bradfordsville, was traveling south on KY 49, rounded the curve and struck the Kirtley vehicle in the rooftop portion as it lay on its side. Kirtley was extricated from his vehicle by Casey County Rescue and pronounced dead at the scene by the Casey County Coroner. Richardson was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.