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Eighteen-year-old injured in KIA v bicycle collision

Driver of KIA faces allegations. Bicyle rider transported to UK Medical Center after treatment on scene and at Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.
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From Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, June 30, 2017, at approximately 8:12pmCT Deputy Joey Keith was dispatched to a injury accident involving a car and a bicycle.

Daniel Spieker age 80 of Columbia was operating a 2014 KIA nine miles east of Columbia on East KY 80 when he failed to see a bicyclist traveling east bound. Spieker struck Jesse Lowery age 18, who was operating the bicycle.

Lowery was treated on scene by Adair County EMS. He was later transported to Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Lowery was later transported to University of Kentucky where he is reported to be in critical condition.

Spieker was not injured in the collision and was cited for Leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aide and failure to produce insurance card.

The collision is being investigated by Deputy Joey Keith and was assisted on scene by Deputy Brandon Hitch, Trooper Beagley and Trooper Blakey from the Kentucky State Police.

This story was posted on 2017-07-01 07:03:58
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