PAYNEVILLE, Ky. (News Release) -- A Webster man is facing charges after he caused a deadly accident while reaching for his cell phone on Saturday evening.
Police responded to KY 376 near Payneville to investigate a deadly crash at approximately 10:20 p.m. Saturday.
21-year-old Adam J. Hall from Webster, Ky. was driving a red Dodge pickup eastbound on KY 376 when he reached down to retrieve a cell phone causing him to swerve off the roadway. Hall then over corrected and swerved across to the other side of the roadway, traveled down an embankment and overturned.
Hall was ejected from the vehicle where he sustained minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.
His passenger sitting in the middle seat, 16-year-old Courtney B. Horsley, was ejected as well. Horsley was critically injured and was taken to the fire station to be airlifted to Louisville, but died before she could be transported.
Another passenger, 24-year-old William A. Hall was not ejected and sustained only minor injuries.
None of the three passengers were wearing a seat belt.
Alcohol does appear to be a contributing factor in the crash.
Adam Hall was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating beverages and additional charges are pending.