LIBERTY - One man was killed and another injured in a three-vehicle traffic accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 127 South in Casey County, state police said.
Willis K. Ivy, 39, of Dunnville, was pronounced dead at the scene and Charles G. Smith, 43, of Russell Springs was treated for injuries at Casey County Hospital, then released, according to a report by Trooper Greg Brown.
The accident occurred as Ivy, who was not wearing a seat belt, was driving south in a Chevrolet pickup. He reportedly was attempting to pass a 1989 Ford pickup, driven by Lonnie J. Hudson, 43, in the right shoulder of the road. After the two vehicles collided, the Hudson pickup left the roadway and ran into some trees. Ivy's truck then collided with the Smith 1999 Isuzu in the northbound lane.
Smith and Hudson were wearing seat belts.
An autopsy was to be performed in Frankfort today on the victim.