TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Multiple fatalities in Clinton County collision
Date of News Release: 12/18/2010
(Columbia, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatality that occurred on Friday, December 17th that resulted in 4 fatalities. The collision happened at approximately 3:40 PM CST 6 miles west of Albany on KY 0090. A Red 2000 Chevy Pickup operated by 54-year-old Ricky Brinkley of Bowling Green, traveling eastbound, attempted to overtake another eastbound vehicle and struck a westbound 1999 Plymouth Van head on in the westbound lane. Ricky Brinkley was pronounced deceased at the Clinton County Hospital.
The van was operated by 36-year-old David Moreland who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Van passengers, 25-year-old Amanda Moreland was pronounced deceased at the scene and 7-year-old McKenzie Moreland of Albany was pronounced deceased at the Clinton County Hospital. 5-year-old Haylee Moreland of Albany is in stable condition after being transported to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the collision and no seatbelts were in use in either vehicle. The deceased were pronounced by Clinton County Coroner Steve Talbott. Tpr. David Long is investigating and was assisted at the scene by additional units from Post 15, Clinton County Sheriff's Dept., Clinton and Cumberland County Fire, EMS and Rescue personnel.