TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Adair County Fatality
Date of News Release: 10/26/2011
(Columbia, KY) –- The Kentucky State Police is investigating a collision that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Latasha S. Bryant. The collision occurred this morning at approximately 7:30 AM CST, 2.3 miles east of Columbia on KY 206. Ms. Bryant was operating a 2000 Daewoo traveling west on KY 206 when she lost control in a curve, overcorrected and entered the eastbound lane; her vehicle was struck by an eastbound 2010 Chevy Express van operated by 56-year-old Charles Rone of Brooks, KY. Mr. Rone was airlifted from the scene and Ms. Bryant was transported to Westlake Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Both operators were wearing their seatbelts. Tpr. Dewayne Holder is investigating.