TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Injury Collision on KY 80
Date of News Release: 08/19/2009
(Columbia, Ky) -- A Collision occurred when a 1992 Chevy, being operated by Samantha Kuhn, age 16, of Columbia, was traveling eastbound on KY80 when she gave an improper turn signal. A 1996 Chevy, operated by Christopher Benham, age 29, of Columbia, was also traveling eastbound and attempted to pass Ms. Kuhn, at which time, Ms. Kuhn pulled into the path of Mr. Benham. Ms. Kuhn and a passenger, Jason Morgan, age 19, of Columbia, were both belted and not injured. Mr. Benham and his 5 passengers, Jamie Benham, age 20, Annie Benham, age 10, Kimberly Sinclair, age 20, and Dale Shibley, age 22 were all belted at the time of the collision. Ms. Sinclair and Mr. Shibley were transported to the Westlake Regional Hospital for minor injuries. The collision is being investigated by Trooper Greg Brown who was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Chris Knifley and Adair County EMS.