TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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One Injured in a Car Vs. Horses on Ky 76
Date of News Release: 06/05/2010
(Russell County) -- Trooper John Barnett is investigating a collision that occurred on North KY 76 at 8:44 P.M. James Beckner age 77 of Russell Springs was operating a 1997 Lincoln when he failed to stop striking two horses that were also traveling North on KY 76. The horses were ridden by Dwayne Padgett age 25 of Russell Springs and Paul Downs Jr age 24 of Russell Springs. Both riders were ejected from their horses. Beckner was wearing his seatbelt and refused treatment. Downs also refused treatment, Padgett was transported by Russell County EMS to Russell County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Trooper Barnett was assisted at the scene by the Eli Fire Department and Russell County EMS.