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Name released in Casey County fatal crash

CASEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- Kentucky State Police have released the name of a man killed an accident in Casey County.

It happened around 6:30 pm Friday along Highway 127 near Short Town Road, north of Liberty.

State police tell say a truck driven by 49-year-old Marvin J Lee was traveling southbound on US 127 when he crossed into the northbound lane and another vehicle driven by 26-year-old Michael Beal.

Lee was flown from the scene to UK Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

Michael Beal was pronounced dead at the scene by the Casey County coroner.

The Casey County coroner confirms one person has been killed, but that person's name hasn't been released. The coroner says he's still trying to find next-of-kin.

State Police say seat belts were not in use.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision which remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.


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