TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Liberty Man Killed in a Collision on US 127
Date of News Release: 12/21/2013
(LIBERTY, KY) - Tpr. Chris Saunders is investigating a collision that occurred on Friday, December 20 at 7:30 PM EDT, 2 miles north of Liberty on US 127. 53-year-old Clifton Hale, of Liberty, was operating a 2011 Nissan. He was traveling south on US 127 when the car dropped off the roadway. Hale was unable to regain control, crossed a creek and struck a tree.
A passenger, 83-year-old Jesse Monday, of Liberty, was transported to Casey County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Hale was transported to Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The collision remains under investigation.