LIBERTY — Kentucky State Police Trooper Chris Saunders is investigating a collision that occurred on at 7:30 p.m. Friday, two miles north of Liberty on US 127. Clifton Hale, 53, of Liberty, was operating a 2011 Nissan, traveling south on US 127 when the car dropped off the roadway, according to a state police press release.
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, the press release stated.
Hale was transported to Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The collision remains under investigation, the press release stated.