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Fatal collision occurs at Heartland Pkway & KY 551

Click on headline for updated story. The collision was limited to one car, which hit a guardrail, resulting in a fiery crash

By Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg & FM 92.7 The WAVE

The Big Dawg has official confirmation that a single (previously we had understood it was a two vehicle accident) collision at the intersection of the Heartland Parkway (KY 55/Campbellsville Road) & KY 551/Knifley Road, in the limits of Columbia, KY, occurred yesterday evening, Saturday, March 25, 2017.

What we have learned thus far, pending a news release from Kentucky State Police 15, is this:
A single vehicle was traveling northbound on the Heartland Parkway (KY 55/Campbellsville Road near the parkway intersection with KY 551/Knifley Road). The vehicle hit a guardrail, burst into flames, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroners office. The name has not yet been released.
More will be posted here and on FM 99.9 & FM 92.7 available from first responders. - Larry Smith

This story was posted on 2017-03-26 09:16:18
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Fatal collision occurs at Heartland Pkwy & Knifley Road, Columbia, KY

2017-03-26 - Heartland Parkway, just N of KY 551 intersection - Photo by Ed Waggener, .
Eleven traffic barrels warn of the possible danger of an impact with the weakened guardrails on the east side of the Heartland Parkway following a fatal one-vehicle crash at 1:47pmET, Saturday, March 25, 2016. At the time of the posting of this photo, the name of the driver had not been received from law enforcement. - Clicking Read More accesses a story by Larry Smith, FM 92.7 The WAVE and FM 99.9, the Big Dawg.

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Marker erected to victim of crash on Heartland Parkway

2017-03-27 - Heartland Parkway/Campbellsville Rd/N KY 55, Columbia, KY at Knifley Road/KY 551, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, .
A marker in remembrance of the victim in the fatal crash Saturday, May 25, 2017, on the Heartland Parkway has been erected over the weekend.

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