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One airlifted following injuries in Heartland Parkway collision

(Note: Article updated as to injured person at 10:01amCT. Injured person was passenger in second car, not driver of third). Three cars involved in three car crash. Two vehicles stopped for construction when third vehicle fails to stop, resulting chain collisions, according to ACSO report. Passenger of one vehicle treated on the scene, transported to TJ Health/Columbia, and later airlifted to UL Medical center. Crash was second of day on Heartland Parkway stretch completed one week ago.
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From Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, at approximately 3:30pmCT Adair County Sheriffs office responded to a three vehicle injury accident about 6 miles North of Columbia on Hwy 55 North (New Heartland Parkway/Campbellsville Road)

Upon arrival 74 year old Larry Harrah of Campbellsville, KY was stopped in the roadway in his 1999 Chevy suburban due to construction work on the roadway.

Witnesses state that a second vehicle was stopped behind Harrah, that being a 2006 Pontiac Grand-am operated by 49 year old Ronald Gadberry of Columbia, KY.

Gadberry also had a passenger in his vehicle 22 year old Dillion Burton of Columbia, KY.

Witnesses state that a third vehicle a 2006 Hyundai Sonata operated by 21 year old Alisa Johnston of Leitchfield failed to stop in time and struck the Gadberry vehicle causing it to strike the Harrah vehicle.

Passenger in the Gadberry vehicle 22 year old Dillon Burton was treated on the scene by Adair County EMS and transported to TJ Health/Columbia and was later airlifted to University Of Louisville Hospital for injuries sustained.

All other victims in the crash refused medical treatment. Deputy Hitch is the investigating officer assisted on the scene by Sheriff Harrison Moss and other emergency personnel.

This story was posted on 2016-09-09 07:08:07
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