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Man killed, another injured in collision near Madison County elementary school

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 23, 2022

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man has died and another was injured after a collision that happened near a Madison County elementary school.

Kentucky State Police says they got a call just after 8:15 a.m. Tuesday about a head-on collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of KY-627 and Daniel Drive in Madison County.

Police say a 62-year-old Robert O'rear, of Berea, was traveling north on KY-627 when another driver, 77-year-old Jerry Johnson, of Hurricane, WV, crossed the center-line and collided head-on into O'rear's vehicle.

O'rear was taken to Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond where he later died from his injuries. Johnson was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The collision is being investigated by Trooper David Hobbs.