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Driver in deadly crash had prior alcohol arrests

By: tamara.evans@wkyt.com Email
By: tamara.evans@wkyt.com Email

Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a deadly crash that happened Wednesday night in Madison County. They say the driver crossed the center line, and alcohol may be a factor.

45-year-old Patsey Hurley remains at UK Hospital in serious condition after a violent crash on KY 52 Wednesday night.

Hurley's husband, 59-year-old Archie Hurley, was killed in the crash.

"He'll be missed dearly and yesterday was one of his daughters birthdays," says family friend Stacy Draggoo.

Stacy Draggoo has grown up around the Hurley family and is close friends with one of their daughters.

"He's basically everything she had. She just got on her feet and started going back to work. It was her first night at work and she had to hear about her daddy dying," says Draggoo.

She says the tragic crash is hitting everyone hard.

Archie and wife Patsey were hit on KY-52 after a driver crossed the center line and hit them head on.

Kentucky State Police say it appears the driver of that car, 24-year-old Keiley Harrison had been drinking.

Harrison has been behind bars twice before in Madison County for alcohol charges. The first was in 2007 for driving under the influence and the other in 2008 for alcohol intoxication.

"It's really bad it had to happen to them," says Draggoo.

It's a violent crash that's hard for friends and family of the Hurley's to hear about. They say now all they can do is stand beside their close friends and loved ones who are going through a tough time, and continue to pray for Patsey Hurley.

"I can say they will both be in my prayers and I hope the mom pulls through. She's a really sweet person," says Draggoo.

As for funeral arrangements, friends of Archie Hurley say they haven't been made just yet.

Keiley Harrison was treated and released from UK Hospital on Thursday.

Kentucky State Police say there are currently no charges, but they are waiting for toxicology results.


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