TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Injury ATV Collision in Russell County
Date of News Release: 09/03/2011
(Russell Springs, Ky.) -- Trooper Bryan Shepard is investigating a collision that occurred Saturday evening at 6:10pm, two miles West of Russell Springs on Arlis Hale Road.
Dale Melson, age 38 of Russell Springs was operating an Artic Cat ATV on Arlis Hale Road when he ran off the roadway, overcorrected, and overturned several times. Melson was not wearing a helmet; he was airlifted to UK Medical Center. Trooper Shepard was assisted at the scene by the Russell County Sheriff's Department, Russell County EMS, and the Russell Springs Fire Department.