LIBERTY - A traffic accident Thursday night claimed the life of a 20-year-old Casey County man and seriously injured his passenger, state police said.
Chad J. Allen, of Liberty, was pronounced dead at the scene by Casey County Coroner Tommy Clark. Allen died of multiple injuries, Clark said. The body was taken to the state laboratory in Frankfort for an autopsy.
Allen was driving north on Ky. 1547, nine miles west of here, at 7 p.m. when his vehicle dropped off the northbound shoulder of the road, according to a report by Trooper Kendra Wilson. When Allen overcorrected his vehicle, it went into the southbound ditchline and struck a tree. The vehicle went airborne and struck another tree, ejecting Johnny D. McFarland, 25, of Liberty, from the vehicle.
McFarland was transported to Casey County Hospital for treatment, then flown to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.