UPDATE: Funeral Sunday for Casey County teen killed in crash

17-year-old's cycle collided with pickup


LIBERTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The funeral for a 17-year-old Casey High School senior who died in an accident earlier this week will be Sunday at the high school.

According to the obituary provided by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments, visitation with the family of Jordan Bradley Watson, of Liberty, is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the high school with the service to follow in the gym. Pallbearers will be Casey County High School ROTC Cadets. Watson was a member of the JROTC at the school.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home to assist in offsetting funeral expenses.

Watson, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, just nine days before his 18th birthday.

Born on November 11, 2003, in Somerset, he was the son of Jeremy Tyler Watson and Amanda Cain. Jordan was a senior at Casey County High School where he was active in AF JROTC and a “straight A” student, according to his obituary.

He formerly played baseball and track at the high school. He was a current employee at Hardees.

“Jordan was a young Christian man who captured the hearts of all with his smile. He was baptized at Salem United Methodist Church. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him,” the obituary reads.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Haley Roy, Breanna Hanson, Aaliyah Scott, all of Liberty, and Kalisa Watson of Lexington; his fiancé, Layla Howard; maternal grandfather, R.C. Cain of Liberty; paternal grandparents, Johnny Ray and Kathy Watson of Liberty; his aunt who helped raise him, Lisa Watson of Liberty; and special cousins who grew up with him, Cierra, Miranda, Sophia, Preston, and Ayden.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Connie Cundiff.


LIBERTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 17-year-old Casey County High School senior died Wednesday from injuries he suffered Tuesday night in a traffic accident.

According to the Kentucky State Police and Casey County High School, Jordan Bradley Watson died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Hospital where he was taken after the crash

Troopers said they responded to the accident at about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 127 about eight miles north of Liberty. The preliminary investigation indicate Watson was driving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle south on U.S. 127 when a 2020 Dodge pickup attempted to turn north from KY 906 onto U.S. 127, according to the KSP. The motorcycle hit the pickup in the driver’s side, ejecting Watson, who was wearing a helmet, from the cycle.

The Dodge pickup was driven by 28-year-old David Bugg, of Danville. Bugg and his passenger, 28-year-old Austin May, of Perryville, , were wearing seat belts and weren’t injured, troopers said.

This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Weston Sullivan. He was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Casey County EMS and the Casey County Sheriff’s Office.

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