TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Injury Crash on KY 206 in Adair County
Date of News Release: 04/14/07
(Columbia, KY) - Trooper James Richard was traveling west on KY 206, 5 miles east of Columbia, during a moderate rainstorm, whenhe struck Jonathan Bryant who was on a horse in the westbound lane.
The location of the collision was a rural, unlighted highway. The horse was critically injured and had to be euthanized at the scene. The State Police cruiser received severe damage and Trooper Richard and Mr. Bryant both were treated and released at Westlake Regional Hospital for minor injuries. Mr. Bryant was charged with DUI Non-Motorized Vehicle and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
The collision is under investigation by Sgt. Rob Winsett and accident Reconstructionist Trooper Toby Young of the Columbia Post.