TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Injury collision on KY 90 near Burkesville, KY
Date of News Release: 10/19/2010
(Burkesville, KY) – Trooper Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred Tuesday afternoon at 12:40pm five miles West of Burkesville on KY 90. Jeffrey W. Spoon, age 44 of Fairplay was traveling West on KY 90 in a 1994 Kenworth dump truck when he attempted to avoid a vehicle that was stopped in front of him. Mr. Spoon's vehicle entered the East bound lane striking a 2000 GMC Jimmy head on, being operated by Betty M. Grider, age 51 of Burkesville. Ms. Grider was airlifted from the scene by AIREVAC to the University of Louisville Hospital. Both drivers were wearing a seat belt. Trooper Farris was assisted at the scene by Trooper Dewayne Holder, CVE Officer Randall Honeycutt, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Cumberland County EMS, Burkesville and Marrowbone Fire Departments, and the Cumberland County Hwy Department.