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KSP INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH THAT CLAIMED 3 LIVES IN CASEY COUNTY

 

On March 31, 2024 at approximately 2:03 P.M. EST, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 Troopers responded to a two-vehicle injury collision at the intersection of US 127 and KY 70 in Casey County.

 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Otis Tapscott, age 85 of Liberty, was traveling eastbound on KY 70 in a 2005 Jeep Liberty when he disregarded a stop sign controlling the US 127 and KY 70 intersection.  Mr. Tapscott entered the intersection and collided with a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox traveling southbound on KY 127.  The Chevrolet Equinox was being operated by Teresa Burton, age 56 of Yosemite.  

 

Mr. Tapscott was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Casey County Coroner.  A passenger in Ms. Burton’s vehicle, James Burton, age 67 of Liberty, was also pronounced deceased at the scene by the Casey County Coroner.  Ms. Burton was transported to the Casey County Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Casey County Coroner.  Another passenger in Ms. Burton’s vehicle, Jackie Dylan Cooper, age 21 of Liberty, was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with serious injuries. 

 

KSP Post 15 Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Casey County Sheriff's Office, Liberty Police Department, Casey County Fire and EMS, Casey County Rescue Squad, and Casey County Coroner.  The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Alex England.

 

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