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Teenage girl dies in Meade County crash

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Driver faces criminal charges, KSP reports

A 16-year-old girl died late Saturday when ejected from a pickup truck after it left Ky. 376 one mile west of Payneville in Meade County and the driver faces alcohol-related charges, Kentucky State Police reported.

At approximately 10:20 p.m. Saturday, KSP said it was called to investigate a fatal crash involving a red 2007 Dodge pickup. Adam J. Hall of Webster was driving east on Ky. 376.

According to police, Hall reached down to retrieve a cellphone when he swerved to the right and the truck dropped off the right side of the roadway. Hall overcorrected and swerved across the left side of the roadway. The vehicle traveled down an embankment and overturned.

Hall was ejected as well as a passenger sitting in the middle seat, 16-year-old Courtney B. Horsley of Payneville. An emergency helicopter was called but police report Horsley died at 11:16 p.m. before it arrived.

Another passenger, 24-year-old William A. Hall of Webster, was not ejected and sustained only minor injuries. Adam Hall also sustained minor injuries and was not transported. 

Adam Hall was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating beverages first offense. Police say additional charges are pending. 

None of the three passengers were wearing a seatbelt, police said. 
Detective Terry Whittaker is investigating.