TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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One killed in a single vehicle DUI Collision on KY HWY 61
Date of News Release: 10/31/2010
(Cumberland County, Ky.) -- Trooper Dewayne Holder is investigating a single vehicle collision that occurred in Cumberland County on October 30, 2010 at approximately 11:25 P.M. Bradley A. Richardson, age 34 of Russell Springs, was traveling north on KY highway 61, three miles south of Burkesville operating a 2002 Buick four door. Mr. Richardson lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, striking an embankment before overturning.
A passenger in the vehicle, Rhonda L. McClister, age 32 of Russell Springs, was ejected from the vehicle. Ms. McClister, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by Cumberland County coroner Gary White. A second passenger, Heather N. Richardson, age 27 of Russell Springs who was wearing a seat belt, along with Mr. Bradley A. Richardson who was not wearing a seatbelt, were transported to Cumberland County Hospital for non life threatening injuries.
KSP was assisted at the scene by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Cumberland County EMS and the Burkesville police department. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident which is still under investigation by Trooper Holder.