Columbia, KY (March 15, 2021) Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a single vehicle fatal collision this morning (Tuesday) at approximately 6:50amCT on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in Adair County at the 46 mile marker.
Preliminary investigations indicate that Ricky E. Nelson, 58, of Dawson, GA was operating a 2020 freightliner Cascadia, eastbound on the Cumberland Parkway when he crossed over the median into the west bound lane, through the guardrail, and overturned on the westbound shoulder. Nelson was wearing his seat belt and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Adair County Coroner.
This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Allen Shirley. Tpr. Shirley was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Adair County Fire Department, Adair County Sheriffs Department, Adair County EMS, and the Columbia Police Department.