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KY 7 Fatality Collision

Date of News Release: 08/06/2016

West Liberty, Ky. (August 6, 2016) - At 3:29 P.M. Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received a report of a two vehicle head-on collision on KY 7 in Morgan County. Troopers responded to the scene. It was determined that Theresa Haney, 42, of Olive Hill, KY was operating a 2003 GMC Envoy traveling North of KY 7 when she crossed the center line, striking a motorcycle driven by Thomas Tufts, 46, of Flemingsburg, KY and passenger Janet Caskey, 46, of Clearfield, KY. Both occupants on the motorcycle were ejected. The GMC Envoy continued into the ditch line, hit a telephone pole and came to a stop. Mr. Tufts was pronounced deceased on scene by the Morgan County Coroner's Office. Ms. Haney and Ms. Caskey were both airlifted from the scene and flown to St. Mary's hospital in Huntington, WV where they are listed in critical condition. Collision remains under investigation by Trooper Grant Faulkner.