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East 80 collision claims lives of Columbian and Russell Countian

Details remain sketchy, but coroners offices have released the names of two who lost their lives as a result of the collision. More information will be posted when available from law enforcement reports. Click on headline now for complete story
Next earlier article, this story: Russell Road/KY 80 E closed due to injury collision

By Ed Waggener

Two persons are confirmed dead as the result of a three car collision this afternoon in the 900 Block of Russell Road/KY E 80, in the limits of Columbia, KY:

Adair County Coroner Todd Akin pronounced Jimmie Dale Bennett, 74, of Columbia, KY, deceased at the scene of the accident at 1:06pmCT, Thursday, December 14, 2017.

The second victim, Dwight Banks, 60, Russell Springs, KY, was pronounced deceased by Casey County Coroner Curt Demrow at 3:20pmCT/4:20ET at the Casey County Hospital ER, Liberty, KY.

This story was posted on 2017-12-14 19:28:21
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