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Teen Dies in Kentucky Crash When Driver Reaches for His Cell Phone

Posted on Jul 19, 2012

A northern Kentucky car crash occurred on Kentucky 376 in Meade County resulting in the death of a teenager. This tragic wreck near Paynesville took place around 10:20 PM Saturday, June 30, 2012. According to police, one teenager and two young adults were traveling in the car together when the crash occurred. 

A red 2007 Dodge pickup truck, driven by 21-year-old Adam J. Hall, of Webster, crashed when the driver reached down for his cell phone. Kentucky State Police stated that Adam Hall swerved, over-corrected, and caused his pickup truck to travel down an embankment and overturn. 

Courtney B. Horsley, 16, of Paynesville, was riding in the middle of the front seats when this crash occurred. Horsley was ejected when the car overturned. Sadly, this Meade County teenager died before she even reached the hospital for medical treatment. 

Police indicated that none of the three occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck. Additionally, police believe alcohol to be a factor in this crash. 

Although driver Adam Hall was ejected when the car overturned, he only suffered minor injuries. The other passenger, 24-year-old William A. Hall, of Webster, suffered minor injuries as well. 

Adam Hall is now being charged for driving under the influence, and other charges are pending at this time. 

Our Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson are saddened to hear of this tragic death and wish Courtney Horsley’s family and friends strength during this difficult time.

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