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Adair County fatality occurs at Burkesville RD/Veterans Bypass

Three others injured. One also flown from Westlake Regional Hospital to Lexington
Related story with photo: Traffic being turned back at 3-vehicle collision site, Columbia, KY

By TFC Wm. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - Tpr. Logan Richardson is investigating a collision that occurred today, Monday, January 21, 2013, at 1:38pmCT on KY 61 and the Columbia bypass. 44-year-old Glenda Downey of Jamestown, 2013, was operating a 1993 Oldsmobile, traveling south on the Columbia bypass when she failed to stop at a red light. She struck a 1995 Chevy operated by 59-year-old Ronald Gibson of Columbia, KY. Gibson was traveling west on Burkesville Street; his vehicle then struck a 1996 Chevrolet that was traveling east on Burkesville Street. It was operated by 59-year-old Cynthia Harvey of Columbia. All operators were wearing seatbelts.


Glenda Downey was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. Gibson and Harvey were transported to Westlake Hospital where they were treated and released. A passenger in the Downey vehicle, 79-year-old Mary Huff of Russell Springs, was belted but was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital and is in stable condition. - TFC WM. GREGORY

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.


This story was posted on 2013-01-21 23:40:21
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A tragedy no one wants repeated again



2013-01-24 - KY 61 & Adair County Memorial Bypass, Columbia, KY - Photo by CM outtake. A photo reminder from a story first aired by Larry Smith on FM 92.7 and has been one of the most intensely scrutinized topics ever on ColumbiaMagazine.com since the first story and second stories on the subject the day of the tragedy and the following days: Three-vehicle, fatality and injury collision, the second at the intersection of KY 61 and KY 55/Bypass. Traffic was shut down and turned back in all directrions for several hours, Saturday, January 19, 2013, while vehicles, glass, and other debris was cleared from the crossing.
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