A 2-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon in Taylor Co. claimed the lives of two Casey Co. residents.
According to the Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred at 1:58pmET on Hwy 70 in Mannsville. 49-year-old Dewey Sturgell of Liberty, KY was operating a 2001 Ford pickup traveling west on Hwy 70. Carey Stafford, age 65 of Liberty, KY was operating a 1997 GMC Pickup also traveling west on Hwy 70. Sturgell was following Stafford. Near the intersecion of Hwy 70 and Stoner Creek Road, Sturgell passed Stafford. As Sturgell pulled back into the westbound lane, his vehicle made contact with Stafford's causing Sturgell to leave the right side of the roadway and strike a tree.
Both Dewey Sturgell and his passenger, 43-year-old Kerri Sturgell of Liberty, KY were pronounced dead at the scene by the Taylor Co. Coroner's Office. Stafford was not injured.
Taylor Co. Deputy Brandon Wilson, Taylor Co. EMS and Taylor Co. Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene.