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Fatal DUI Collision

Date of News Release: 6/5/2017

Smithfield, KY (May 25, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a fatal DUI collision in Henry County.

At approximately 3:30 pm Wednesday May 24, 2017, Kentucky State Police Dispatchers received a 911 call reporting an injury accident on Lake Jericho Road in Smithfield. .

Preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle operated by Alora Davila, 27 of Eminence, crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle head on. The second vehicle was operated by Eric Payton, 34 of Louisville. Payton was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Henry County Coroner.

Davila was arrested at the scene and charged with; murder, DUI 1st offense aggravating circumstances, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, and failure to produce insurance card. Davila was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County EMS, Lake Jericho Fire Department, New Castle Fire Department, and the Henry County Coroner’s Office. The collision remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 5.