Two dead in fatal Morgan County collision

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people are dead after a collision in Morgan County on Sunday, according to Kentucky State Police.

KSP Post 8, Morehead received a call from Morgan County 911 Dispatch regarding a two vehicle fatal collision on KY 7.

Investigators found that Caleb Smith, 18, of West Liberty was driving a 2002 Toyota Tacoma north on KY 7. Ellis Ratliff, 69, of West Liberty was traveling south in a 2009 Hyundai Accent with his passenger, Mabel Ratliff, 75, of West Liberty. Smith traveled into the southbound lane hitting Ellis Ratliff.

Ellis and Mabel Ratliff were pronounced dead by Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt. Smith was taken to St. Claire Hospital in Morehead by Morgan County EMS. He was later taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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