TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Injury Collision on the KY 80 in Russell County
Date of News Release: 03/30/2009
(Russell Springs, Ky.) - Trooper John Barnett is investigating a collision that occurred Monday evening at 5:08PM, one mile East of Russell Springs near the intersection of KY 80 and Foley Road.
Bobby J. Hawkins, age 29 of Jamestown was traveling East on KY 80 in a 1995 Dodge Intrepid when he crossed the center line and entered the West bound path of a 1994 Chevy Blazer being operated by 48 yr old, Cheryl Lindberg-Simmonds of Russell Springs. Mr. Hawkins was airlifted from the scene by AIREVAC, flown to UK Medical Center. Ms. Lindberg-Simmonds was airlifted from the scene by LIFENET, also flown to UK Medical Center. Both occupants were wearing a seat belt.
Mr. Hawkins has been cited to court for DUI.
Trooper Barnett was assisted at the scene by Trooper Adam Likins, the Russell County Sheriff's Department, Russell County EMS, and the Russell Springs Fire Department.