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Columbia man crashes 2.5 hours before cries for help heard

His vehicle went over an embankment at approximately 5:30pmCT; because of injuries he as unable to call for assistance. Neighbor hears him after daylight and ACSO responds to dispatch at around 8amCT. Adair Fire Department also responds.
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From Adair County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 8amCT on Friday, November 4, 2016, Deputy Aaron Rainwater was dispatched to an injury accident 3.5 miles east of Columbia, KY, on Edmonton Road.

David Wheat age 23 of Columbia was operating a 1990 Nissan Pick up when he lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road over an embankment, and struck several trees.

Wheat advised that the collision occurred before daylight at approximately 5:30amCT, but due to his injuries, he was unable to call for assistance.

A nearby neighbor was able to hear Wheat yelling and called 911.

Wheat was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and was assisted by the Adair County Fire Department, in getting Wheat up the steep embankment.

He was transported from the scene to TJ Regional Hospital, Glasgow, KY.

Also assisting on scene was Adair County Sheriff Harrison Cross.

This story was posted on 2016-11-04 09:47:14
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