The Adair County Fire Department responded to a residential mobile home fire on Saturday night at 130 Longview Lane, Columbia, KY. Upon arrival, the home was fully engulfed in flames and was a total loss.
10 Adair County firemen were on the scene for approximately 2 hours.
Edmonton, KY (June 21, 2021) Kentucky State Police Post 15 was contacted on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at approximately 7:52 PM by Metcalfe County 911 regarding a two-vehicle fatal collision, that occurred on Cedar Flat Curtis Rd.
The preliminary investigation indicates that Nicholas Smith, 25, of Edmonton, KY was operating a 1985 Yamaha motorcycle east-bound on Cedar Flat Curtis Road (a narrow roadway with no dividing yellow lines). Smith attempted to make a left hand turn off the roadway, crossing into the path of a 2013 Dodge passenger car being operated by 17-year-old Jasmine Coleman of Edmonton, KY. Coleman was traveling west-bound on Cedar Flat Curtis Road when she met Smith in her lane of travel. She attempted to swerve to avoid the collision but was unable to do so.
Smith was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Metcalfe County Coroner. Coleman was belted and was not injured.
The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Weston Sullivan.
A boil water advisory is in effect for 1407 Sportsman Lake Road to Smith's Chappell Road, including all of Smith's Chappell Road.
Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that Christopher K. summers, 45, of Campbellsville, KY was arrested early Sunday morning on methamphetamines charges. Summers was arrested by Deputy Stephen Dobson.
Danny R. Tungate of Campbellsville, KY was arrested Saturday morning on charges of DUI, Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving on Suspended License and other traffic charges.Tungate was arrested by Deputy Brent Burkhead with the Taylor County Sheriffs Department.
Taylor County RECC reminds customers in the Pierce, Donansburg, Grab, Exie, Picket, Liletown and Little Barren communities that the electricity will be off tonight (Thursday) beginning at 11:30pm Eastern Time for 4 hours. The power outage will take place to commission the new substation at McKinney Corner in Green County.
The Taylor County Primary Site Based Decision Making Council will meet Monday, June 11, 2021 at 3:30pmET in room 122. The meeting will be open to the public.
A fire in the kitchen caused moderate damage at Fiesta Mexico in Campbellsville's Elmhurst Plaza on Tuesday.
99.9 The Big Dawg has learned the fire was extinguished before Campbellsville Fire & Rescue arrived, the building however continued to smolder overnight before the fire was completely extinguished the follow day.
The resturant is closed while repairs are being made to the structure.
The City of Campbellsville recently introduced a new ordinance dealing with the sale and the use of fireworks in the City of Campbellsville. Our goal is to use our website (www.campbellsvillefire.com/fireworks) as a tool for your fireworks questions.
The ordinance has two divisions: Sale of Fireworks and Use of Fireworks.
USE OF FIREWORKS SUMMARY
You are allowed to use fireworks on the following days:
December 31 from 10a.m. until January 1 at 12:30 a.m.
July 3 and July 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
July 4 from 10 a.m. until July 5 12:30 a.m.
ANY OTHER TIME HAS TO HAVE AN APPROVED SPECIAL FIREWORKS DISCHARGE PERMIT FROM CAMPBELLSVILLE FIRE-RESCUE.
www.campbellsvillefire.com/fireworks or call 270-465-4131
If you have a firework noise complaint, please contact the Campbellsville Police Department's Non-Emergency number at 270-465-4122
City of Campbellsville Sale of Fireworks
he City of Campbellsville recently introduced a new ordinance dealing with the sale and the use of fireworks in the City of Campbellsville.
Our goal is to use our website (www.campbellsvillefire.com/fireworks) as a tool for your fireworks questions. The ordinance has two divisions: Sale of Fireworks and Use of Fireworks.
CONSUMER FIREWORK SALES SUMMARY
Any person, association, or entity who sells fireworks in the City of Campbellsville shall apply for and obtain from the City of Campbellsville Fire Chief or their designee, a Fireworks Sales Permit. The applications for a Fireworks Sales Permit shall be made available and provided upon request.
- Complete application with all necessary documents
- Tent Inspections by building inspector
- Fire Inspection Complete
- Complete Business Registration Process
For More Information, go to www.campbellsvillefire.com/fireworks or call 270-465-4131.
If you have a firework noise complaint please contact the Campbellsville Police Department's Non-Emergency number at 270-465-4122.
As cases are continuing to decline for the most part and we are fortunate enough to see the majority of our counties in the green or yellow designations, this will be the final week of these reports being sent out nightly. LCDHD will continue to update the local health department webpage with current statistics and relevant information for your use. Please know how very much we appreciate all you have done for your families, patients, employees and citizens during this pandemic!
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.28%.
Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 453 deaths resulting in a 2.01% mortality rate (about 1 in 50) among known cases. This compares with a 1.54% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.79% mortality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 11 cases in the hospital. This is 1 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,268 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.61% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.04%. The latest data shows that 84.44% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 21.67% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,583 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.81% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 0.52% are reinfections, and 1.59% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 12 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 8; Casey: 1; Green: 1; and, McCreary: 2. Pulaski: -3; Russell: 2; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 97.7% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 9 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 65 active cases in our district across 9 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,335.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Family, Businesses, Medical Facilities, and Schools. Of our active cases, 9% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 3 today. Our new cases increased as follows: Adair: 2; and, Casey: 1. Green: 2; Pulaski: -7; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0006. This means our total case count is projected to double every 1190.62 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases.
Today’s new cases include:
Adair: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 65-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Green: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
A close look at our numbers today may appear that Pulaski’s numbers are off today. This is because 6 duplicate cases were deleted and 6 historic cases were converted to suspect cases.
Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said that John Tyler Bryant, 19, of Raywick, KY was killed during a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday evening.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one-vehicle accident at 11:15 p.m. on Highway 84 (Raywick Road) near the intersection with Sallie Ray Pike. Marion County deputies discovered that Bryant was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi westbound when he lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the roadway, and struck a tree. Bryant was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroner.
Bryant was a 2019 graduate of Marion County High School.
Deputy Sheriff Ben Lancaster and Chris Jewell investigated. Marion County Rescue Squad, Marion County EMS and the Raywick Fire Department assisted at the scene.
BBB June 2021 Hot Topics
- BBB has seen a rise in reports of employment scams. Multiple local consumers have reported encountering job listings and/or offers that ultimately turn out to be fraudulent. Be wary of any potential “employer” who presents a job offer on the spot, asks you to pay for equipment and/or training, or sends you a cashier’s check to pay for supplies. Research any potential employer/company before accepting an offer of employment.
- Beware of repackaging employment scams. BBB has received several reports from consumers warning of a potential repackaging scam originating in Louisville. Consumers have reported that they responded to work-from-home job listings for “package handler” or “package inspector” on sites like Indeed.com and Monster.com. After being “hired,” they were instructed to repackage and ship packages sent to their homes. They were also required to send their personal information for the purposes of “employment paperwork.” These scams typically involve stolen merchandise AND identity theft as the scammers are able to gain personal information such as social security numbers from victims who believe they have been hired by a legitimate company. If you see any type of repackaging job posting, do not apply and report the posting as a scam!
- One local BBB Accredited Business recently reported a check scam to BBB. The business, a home inspection company, received a request for a home inspection that ultimately resulted in the scammer sending a check for an amount larger than the invoice. The scammer asked the business to deposit the check and then send the remaining amount to a third party “pest control company.” BBB warns all small businesses to be wary of any potential customer paying with a large check and asking for money to be sent to a third party. The check is likely fraudulent, leaving the business on the hook for the money!
- A local consumer reported receiving a scam text message claiming to be from Fifth Third Bank. The text message informed the recipient that their account would be disabled due to irregularities and included a link to restore the account. Be wary of any suspicious text messages from banks or other financial institutions, and do not click on any links – contact the bank directly if you have concerns or questions!
- BBB continues to receive reports of sweepstakes scams from local consumers. Whether it’s a text message claiming the recipient has won an Amazon drawing or calls from fraudulent “sweepstakes companies,” these reports are on the rise. Remember BBB’s tips: do not click on any links from suspicious text messages and never agree to pay any upfront fee in order to claim a prize!
- One local consumer has reported a romance scam to BBB. The consumer was contacted by a stranger on Facebook who claimed to be romantically interested in the victim. The scammer then began asking for money and gift cards to cover various “emergencies” and bills, and continued to harass the victim after they blocked the original Facebook user account. While there is nothing wrong with meeting a potential romantic partner online, be very cautious of any requests for money, gifts, etc. from someone you don’t know very well!
- One local consumer has reported a scam phone call claiming social security fraud. The recorded call states that fraudulent activity has been detected against the recipient’s social security number and instructs the recipient to speak to an “agent.” This is a phishing scam – do not respond!
- BBB has received multiple reports of online purchase scams and fraudulent sellers. These scammers usually advertise on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Victims often never receive products or receive cheap counterfeit products. Always research any unknown company first before making a purchase.
- WhatsApp users should be wary of a scam targeting the popular app. If you receive a message from the “WhatsApp Technical Team” asking you to verify your identity by sending your six-digit login code, this is a scam and an attempt to hack your account. WhatsApp will never contact you directly via the app.
- Planning a trip this summer? Beware of rental car scams. Avoid any “deals” or “specials” that require you to pay for the rental car in the form of a gift card or prepaid debit card. “Representatives” of a car rental company might claim that the so-called deal is a partnership with a gift card or prepaid debit card company, when in reality this is a scam to gain gift card information, and you will never receive the car you supposedly rented. Always visit rental car company websites directly instead of clicking on ads, and if a deal sounds too good to be true, it likely is.
Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a detached garage on fire with two immediate house trailer exposures. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully involved 30x30 garage. Firemen made an interior attack on the blaze and conducted a primary search for victims. The blaze was extinguished and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation.
Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that an auto operated Adam Abell, 50, of Greensburg, KY stopped suddenly in traffic at the Taylor County Fairground entrance and was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Dana Hayden, 46, of Campbellsville, KY.
Abell was not injured but Hayden was taken to Taylor County Regional Hospital for treatment.
The accident occured Tuesday afternoon at 5:41pmET and was investigated by Dickie Benningfield with the TCSO.
On May 29, 2021 at 10:55pmET, Lebanon Police responded to a shooting that occurred at the Village Loop Apartments off North Spalding Ave. Marion County EMS transported 28-year-old Brandon L. Calhoun of Village Loop apartments to Springview Hospital with a single gunshot wound to the head. Calhoun succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The case is currently under investigation.
If you have any information in connection with this incident, please contact the Lebanon Police Department “TIPS” line at 270-692-5LAW (5529). All callers will remain anonymous.
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.49%.
Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 444 deaths resulting in a 1.97% mortality rate (about 1 in 51) among known cases. This compares with a 1.48% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.79% mortality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 17 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,259 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.59% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.97%. The latest data shows that 73.33% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 17.74% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,508 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.78% of our total population has been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested. Of our total cases, 0.51% are reinfections, and 1.52% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 30 cases Friday from isolation.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Family, Businesses, Medical Facilities, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities. Of our active cases, 12% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 12 on Friday: Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0007. This means our total case count is projected to double every 983.92 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Friday’s new cases include:
Adair: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 71-year-old female who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
We added 107 new cases this week compared to 133 last week. Two COVID-19 deaths occurred during this week. We had 86 active cases on Friday compared to 115 last Friday. We have 17 hospitalized cases compared to 10 last Friday. Our 7-day-average incidence rate was 7.30 this Friday compared to 9.07 last Friday.
Campbellsville Fire Rescue Special Operations was dispatched to multi victim rope rescue situation with 2 adults and 1 dog over a 300' bluff off of Turkey Bluff Trail at Green River Lake. Rescuers deployed Zodiac 1 and USACE watercraft under the victims location, in the event they fell down the bluff before our arrival. Upon arrival at the accident site, firefighters assessed the situation and had 1 patient approximately 50' down the bluff in a stable situation leaning on a large tree. The second victim and dog was approximately 150' over the bluff on a small sapling approximately 10' from a 100' vertical drop off into Green River Lake. A high angle rope rescue system was set up and a rescuer was lowered down to the victim. The rescuer placed the victim and the dog in a harness. Once the victim was secured, a haul team raised the victim using a compound mechanical advantage system. Once the 1st victim was rescued, the efforts then shifted to the second victim. Another rescuer was lowered down and put the patient in a harness and he was hauled up via mechanical advantage. Both victims and the Black Lab, named Goose, was tired but refused medical transport.
Special Thank You to off duty Bardstown Fire Department Captain Trevor Mattingly, Darrel Wise Green River Stables and mounted rescuers Cody and Casey Carpenter from Lancaster, KY for their assistance in helping with the rescue.
10 Rescuers on the scene
CFD Apparatus on scene
R1, S4, Ranger 10 and Chief
Campbellsville Taylor County EMS
Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communications Center
United States Army Corps of Engineers
The Taylor County Sheriff department was dispatched to a one vehicle accident this morning at 6:00am, sheriff Allen Newton said that Stephanie Marcum age 37 of Campbellsville lost control of her 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 colliding with a guardrail and overturning.
Marcum and her passenger Joshua Marcum age 34 were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital, the accident investigated by Captain Brian Pickard.
Columbia, KY (May 26, 2021) Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a two vehicle injury collision that occurred at the intersection of KY 206 and Haven Hills Cemetery Rd. at 9:56 A.M. Michael Keltner, age 35 of Columbia was operating a 2019 Ambulance, Eastbound on KY 206, with the emergency equipment activated, when he attempted to pass 87 year old, Otis Burton of Columbia, who was also travelling east bound on KY 206 in a 2007 Buick passenger car. Burton made a left hand turn off of KY 206 onto Haven Hills Cemetery Road at the same time Keltner was attempting to pass. Keltner struck Burton in the driver’s side causing moderate damage. Burton’s vehicle continued into the cemetery striking several headstones. Burton was belted and was transported by EMS to TJ health Columbia. Keltner, was belted, continued on striking a rock wall and telephone pole. This collision remains under investigation by Tpr. Zach Scott. Tpr. Scott was assisted at the scene by additional KSP troopers, Adair County Fire, EMS and rescue.
Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton reports that Robert Ashburn age 60 of Mannsville was traveling Merimac Road last night around 11:30pm when an animal ran into the path of his auto causing him to lose control and strike a tree head on. Ashburn was taken to Taylor County Hospital and later transferred to University of Louisville.
The accident investiagted by Stephen Dobson with the TCSO.
Near Drowning at Green River Lake On Monday May 24, 2021 at 6:35PM off duty firefighter Cody Wood and his wife, Morgan, had just launched their personal boat to enjoy the evening on Green River Lake.
Less than 5 minutes in their trip Firefighter Wood noticed several people that appeared to be struggling in the “No Swimming” area at Green River Lake State Park, he recognized the signs of a drowning victim and quickly jumped into action and notified the 911 center via portable radio and requested our fire department special operations dive team and emergency medical services, the victim had gone under water several times and was struggling to breathe. He moved his boat in position and was able to grab the near drowning victim. He was able to assist her and two other family members in his boat. The patient was evaluated by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS and refused medical transport. This situation could have had a tragic ending if not for the quick actions of Firefighter Wood. This incident was definitely a divine intervention with Cody being a public safety diver and his wife being a former lifeguard and now Physician Assistant, they were placed in the right location at the right time. Being a public safety diver, he immediately recognized the signs of a swimmer in distress and took immediate action. We wouldn’t expect anything less from any of our staff! A good fireman is never really off duty and is always willing to do the right thing. We appreciate his lifesaving actions and dedication to our department. As we enter the summer season and this week kicks off national safe boating week, we want to remind you to be safe on the water this season. The statistics speak for themselves. 79% of boat deaths are due to drowning, 86% of victims are NOT wearing a life jacket and 2/3 of drowning victims are “good” swimmers. Wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy for being in or around the water. Chris Taylor Fire Chief Campbellsville Fire – Rescue
On Friday, May 21, 2021 at 5:18 P.M., Campbellsville Police responded to an injury collision at the intersection of North Central Avenue and Miller Park.
A 2018 Ford Fiesta operated by 61-year old Deborah Eisenmenger of Campbellsville struck the rear of a 1975 MG operated by 63-year old Terry M. Hutcherson also of Campbellsville. Hutcherson’s vehicle then traveled into the on-coming lane striking a 2011 Honda Civic head on. The operator of the Honda, 62-year old Nancy A. Wethington of Campbellsville was injured and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021 Time: 5:18 P.M.
Location: North Central Avenue at the entrance to Miller Park
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department, Campbellsville Fire, Campbellsville Taylor County EMS, and Kentucky State Police
Investigating Officers: Sgt. Richie French
Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson
On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1:50 A.M., Campbellsville Police Officer, Ian McCullough, witnessed a vehicle parked in oncoming traffic on Nancy Cox Drive at Kentucky 210. Officer McCullough conducted a traffic stop and came into contact with 20-year old Dejohn Tyrese Irvan of Campbellsville. During the traffic stop, Officer McCullough discovered that Mr. Irvan was in possession of marijuana, pills, and a stolen firearm from Lexington, KY. Irvan was arrested and charged with the following;
Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm)
Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz.) 1st offense
Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, 1st offense
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021 Time: 1:50 A.M.
Location: Nancy Cox Drive and Kentucky 210
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department
Investigating Officers: Officer Ian McCullough
Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson
On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:05 P.M., Campbellsville Police received a complaint of an intoxicated female at Five Star on Kentucky 210. Officer Paul Pinson responded and came in contact with 45-year old Angela M. Merriman of Byrdstown, TN. It was determined that Ms. Merriman was indeed under the influence and in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and charged with the following;
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (Meth)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021 Time: 10:05 P.M.
Location: Five Star on Kentucky 210
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police Department
Investigating Officers: Officer Paul Pinson
Approving Supervisor: Lt. Shannon Wilson
Campbellsville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a structure fire. A CPD unit noticed smoke in the area and went to investigate. Upon his arrival he found heavy smoke showing from the residence and notified dispatch. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single story house with fire venting through the roof. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke, heavy fire and horder type conditions. Firefighters conducted a primary search with no occupants located, extinguished the fire, secondary search and provided overhaul. No civilian firefighter injuries were reported. There was significant damage to the residence and the cause is under investigation.
14 Firefighters on scene
CFD Apparatus on scene
Engine1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Rescue 1, Truck 1, and Chief
Campbellsville Taylor County EMS
Campbellsville Taylor County Emergency Communications Center
Campbellsville Police Department
Kentucky State Police
Mutual Aid To Cover Other Assignments
Greensburg Fire Department
Kentucky State Police Post 15 troopers responded to a three-vehicle collision in Russell County on Monday night. On May 17, 2021 at approximately 9:19 P.M., KSP Post 15 was contacted by Russell County Dispatch and requested to investigate a three-vehicle fatal collision at the intersection of US 127 and Fields Rd. approximately 3 miles north of Russell Springs.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Ronald Mosley, age 41 of London, entered US 127 traveling south from Fields Rd. in a 1994 Ford dump truck. Victor Cruz, age 26 of Russell Springs, was traveling south on US 127 in a 2011 Ford Focus passenger car. Cruz’s vehicle struck Mosley's vehicle in the rear. Cruz's vehicle then entered into the northbound lane of US 127 and struck Wesley Flatt, age 30 of Russell Springs, operating a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis.
A passenger in Cruz's vehicle, Miguel Ramirez age 26 of Russell Springs, as well as Cruz were airlifted and transported to University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington with life-threatening injuries. Ramirez was later pronounced deceased at the University of Kentucky hospital by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office. A portion of KY 127 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision. KSP Post 15 was assisted at the scene by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Russell County EMS and Russell Springs Fire Department. The collision is still under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins.