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Columbia man facing numerous charges in LBN Pkwy crash

Columbia Police investigate injury accident resulting in Adair County man being airlifted from TJ Health/Columbia, to UofL
Note - Charges are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Jason Cross, Chief

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 8:26pmCT Columbia Police Department were dispatched to a single vehicle collision that occurred in the median between the eastbound exit ramp at the46mm and the Louie B Nunn Parkway.

Adair County 911 received a reckless driver complaint of a vehicle traveling on the parkway at high rate of speed traveling east but before they were able to completely dispatch the call, almost simultaneously additional calls started coming in stating the vehicle had wrecked.

Upon officers arrival, it was found that a 2016 black Nissan Galant had attempted to exit the parkway but missed the ramp and had traveled up the embankment between the parkway and ramp.

The vehicle travelled all the way to KY 61 south and struck the inside of the guardrail at a very high rate of speed.

The operator was found to be in very serious condition. Adair County EMS, and Columbia Adair County Fire Department Personel were able to remove him from vehicle and Adair County EMS began emergency treatment on the patient and transferred him to TJ health of Columbia.

Air -Evac 14 based out of Campbellsville KY was notified and the patient was flown to the University of Louisville for additional treatment. At the time of this release 5-1-17 patient is reportedly in stable condition .

The operator was identified as 51-year-old Micheal Damaschke of Adair County. Damaschke was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol 1st offense, aggravated circumstances; and no insurance. Preliminary investigation show speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors.

The collision is being investigated by CPD Ofc. John Dial. He was assisted on scene by addition CPD officers.

Adair County Sheriff Deputies, Adair County EMS, Columbia Adair County Fire Dept. and Adair Search and Rescue Personel all responded to scene

This story was posted on 2017-05-01 12:10:25
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