TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Stolen Vehicle and Injury Collision in Russell County
Date of News Release: 05/08/2011
(Russell County, Ky.) -- Trooper Adam Likins is investigating a collision that occurred at 6:30pm on Old Sano Road. James Whittaker age 18 of Columbia, was operating a stolen 2005 Chevy truck when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree head on. Mr. Whittaker was transported to Russell County Hospital and then airlifted to UK for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Whittaker was not belted and was believed to be impaired. Charges are pending.
Trooper Likins was assisted at the scene by the Russell County Sheriffs Department, Fire, Rescue and EMS.