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Update: Murder Investigation in Union County

Date of News Release: 02/03/2016

(HENDERSON, KY) - The deceased juvenile has been identified as 17 year old Damon W. Collins of Morganfield.

Collins was killed after being struck by Freeman, who was arrested by Union County Sheriff Deputies for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st degree-Aggravated and Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License. He was lodged in the Union County Detention Center in Morganfield.

This collision is being investigated by KSP Detective Eric Dilback, who is a collision reconstructionist.

Original News Release Below:

 

Murder Investigation in Union County

Date of News Release: 02/03/2016

(HENDERSON, KY) - On February 3rd, at approximately 8:26 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 16 received a call from the Union County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance with a vehicle collision on KY 2091. Through investigation at the scene, Troopers and Detectives determined Mr. Steven Freeman of Morganfield was operating a Mitsubishi passenger car and struck a juvenile operating a bicycle on Highway 2091. The juvenile was flown to St. Mary's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Mr. Freeman was arrested and charged with murder and lodged in the Union County Detention Center. Detective Dilback continues the investigation and was assisted by the Union County Sheriff's Office, Union County EMS, Life Flight, Morganfield Rescue, and Whispering Meadows Fire Department.