TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Update to Fatal Crash on KY 55 in Washington County
Date of News Release: 12/11/2006
(Columbia, KY) - Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on December 10, 2006, around 11:47 a.m. in Washington County. Unit 1, a 1998 Buick, was traveling north on KY 55 when he lost control, crossed over the centerline, and struck a tree. Unit 1 then caught on fire with the driver trapped inside the vehicle.
An autopsy will be conducted today in Frankfort to determine the identity of the victim.
UPDATE: After an autopsy and comparison with dental records the victim has been identified as 35 year old Timothy M. Russell of Springfield, Ky.