By Cassondra Kirby/Editor

A Richmond man was killed and Rep. Harry Moberly, director of student judicial affairs and disabilities at Eastern, was injured in a traffic accident Friday in Richmond, according to a Kentucky State Police report. Scotty Ray, 34, was killed, according to the report.

Moberly, who is also the chairman of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, was treated and released from Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

Ray and Margaret Davis, 79, were traveling north in a 1986 Pontiac on Goggins Lane when Ray failed to yield to Moberly, who was traveling east in his 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe on Tates Creek Road, according to the report. Ray’s vehicle was hit on the driver’s side by Moberly’s vehicle.

According to the report, Ray was extracted by Madison County Rescue and transported to Pattie A. Clay. He was pronounced dead a short time later by the Madison County Coroner.

Ray’s passenger, Davis, was treated and released for minor injuries at Pattie A. Clay.

According to the police report, Moberly was wearing a seatbelt, but Ray and Davis were not.

“I’m home right now because I’ve got a broken rib and I’m banged up and got lots of bruises and several abrasions,” Moberly said on Tuesday.

Moberly said he is hoping to return back to work next week.

“I’m just trying to rest,” he said. “Of course they have got me on pain medicine so that’s helping.”

After the accident, Moberly said many members of the community called to express concern.

University President Joanne Glasser sent out an e-mail Friday updating faculty and staff on Moberly’s condition.

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with him, his wife Kerrie and their family,” Glasser said in the e-mail.

Moberly added all the concern and good wishes from the community have meant a lot to him.

“I appreciate it very much all of the expression that I have received from people in the community, particularly the university community,” he said.

Moberly, D-Richmond, has been in the Kentucky House since 1980. As chair of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, he is also involved with the state budget.

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