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Casey County fatal collision

Date of News Release: 7/14/2017

Liberty, KY (July 9, 2017) – Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, July 8, 2017 at approximately 8:58 PM EST, 5 miles north of Liberty on US 127. 4 vehicles were involved and 7 patients were transported to area hospitals. 26-year-old Phillip Dillon, of Danville, was pronounced dead at the Casey County Hospital by the Casey County Corner.

23-year-old Jordyn Harley and 25-year-old Monty Britton, both of Harrodsburg were transported to Ephraim McDowell where Harley was then transferred to University of Kentucky Hospital. Both are listed in stable condition.

10-year-olds Harley and John Whitaker Jr. were both transported to Casey County Hospital where they were treated and released. 36-year-old John Whitaker Sr., of Frankfort, was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

48-year-old Jeffrey Sweet and 41-year-old Christy Sweet, both of Liberty, were airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital where they are listed in stable condition.

The cause of the collision and vehicle involvement is still being investigated. More details will be made available at a later date.

Tpr. Likins was assisted by additional members of the Kentucky State Police, Liberty Fire Department, Casey County Sheriff's Department and Rescue Squad, Russell County and Lincoln County EMS.