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ACSO: Fatality collision in north Adair

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, March 1, 2021, at 4:02pmCT, Adair County 911 received a call about a collision between a vehicle and an ATV.

The Sheriff's Office, along with emergency services, was dispatched to Burton Garmon Road, 5 miles north of Columbia. When Sheriff Brockman and Chief Deputy Justin Cross arrived, they found that a Ford SUV had collided head on with a Honda 4-wheeler.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Ryan Scott Banks, 36, of Columbia, was operating a Honda ATV south on Burton Garmon Road along with passenger, his son Nathan Banks, 13, of Columbia. Banks collided with a 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Wanda Wallace, 27, of Columbia, who was traveling north on Burton Garmon Road.

As a result of the collision, Ryan Scott Banks was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries he sustained, and his son Nathan was air-lifted from the scene by Air Evac to University of Lexington, where he is in serious condition.

Ryan Banks was not wearing a helmet. However, his son was wearing ahelmet.

Wallace and her passengers received minor injuries but were not transported to a medical facility.

The collision is being investigated by Sheriff Brockman. Chief Deputy Justin Cross and KSP assisted at scene.

Agencies responding include the Adair County Sheriff's Office, Adair County EMS, Kentucky State Police, Air Evac and the Columbia Adair County Fire Department.

This story was posted on 2021-03-02 14:27:01
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