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Fatal Collison on US 127 in Russell County

Date of News Release: 2/26/2018

Russell Springs, Ky. (February 22, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle collision on US 127, 6 miles north on Russell Springs yesterday around 5:21p.m. CST that resulted in the death of an Adair County man.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 31 year-old James Spires of Columbia was operating a 1997 Toyota traveling north on US 127, when he crossed the center line into the path of a 2016 International Tractor-Trailer, being operated by 38 year-old Earl Luttrell of Russell Springs.

Luttrell was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was not injured. James Spires was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Russell County Coroner’s Office.

Sergeant Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted by Units from Kentucky State Police Post 15, the Russell County Sherriff’s and Fire Department.

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