Columbia, Ky. (May 13, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 15 troopers responded to a 2-vehicle collision in Adair County on Thursday morning. On May 13, 2021 at approximately 10:16amCT, KSP Post 15 was requested to investigate a 2-vehicle fatal collision on KY 92 approximately 8 miles east of Columbia.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Michael Scott, 26, of Columbia, KY was traveling west on KY 92 in a 1995 GMC Sierra truck. Mimi Bairstow, 87, of Glens Fork, KY was traveling east on KY 92 in a 2006 Ford Explorer passenger car. Scott’s vehicle and Bairstow’s vehicle collided head-on at the centerline of the roadway.
Bairstow was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner’s Office. Scott was airlifted and transported to University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington with life-threatening injuries. A portion of KY 92 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.
KSP Post 15 was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Adair County EMS, Columbia/Adair County Fire Department, Kentucky State Highway Department, and the Adair County Coroner’s Office. The collision is still under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins.