Frankfort man pleads guilty to causing fatal crash


LIBERTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a Frankfort man has pleaded guilty in connection to a deadly crash in Casey County last year.

John Whitaker was charged following the crash on US 127 in Liberty on July 8, 2017 that killed 26-year-old Phillip Tayler Dillon, of Danville, and injured six other people.

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State Police say on Thursday, Whitaker pleaded guilty to manslaughter, assault and driving under the influence.

Whitaker is scheduled for sentencing on May 13.

He could received 20 years.