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State worker struck while installing sign on KY 206

1999 Jeep strikes 2003 Ford F450, stopped to install a road sign. State worker pinned between vehicles. Somerset KY Transportation Cabinet worker airlifted to UK Hospital, Lexington, KY; Adair driver cited for operating motor vehicle with no insurance. ACSO Sheriff Harrison Moss & Deputy Aaron Rainwater investigated, assisted on the scene by KSP Post 15 Tpr. Nick Hale
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From the Adair County Sheriffs Office

A two vehicle accident five miles east of Columbia on Liberty Road/KY 206 occurred Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017, at about 9:45amCT, resulting in a Pulaski County state road worker being air lifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

A 2003 Ford F450 sign truck was traveling east on Highway 206 when it stopped to install a road sign. William Watson of 6625 Liberty Road, Columbia, was operating a 1999 Jeep when his vehicle struck the Ford, pinning a state transportation worker between the vehicles.

Twenty-two-year-old Preston Brainard was at the rear of the vehicle preparing to install his equipment. The the Watson vehicle struck Brainard.

Brainard was treated on scene by the Adair County EMS and then transported to TJ Health Columbia where he was then air lifted to University of Kentucky Hospital.

Watson was cited on the scene for operating a motor vehicle with no insurance.

Adair County Chief Deputy Aaron Rainwater and Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss investigated the collision and was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Hale.

This story was posted on 2017-04-20 06:46:10
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