Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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One killed and one injured in a collision on Old Sparta Road
Date of News Release: 03/02/2011
(New Liberty, Ky) -- Post 5 Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 4:59 p.m. yesterday (March 1) reporting that there was a serious injury accident at 855 Old Sparta Road in Owen County. Upon arrival, Troopers discovered a green 1994 Toyota pickup truck overturned and the two occupants ejected. Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling North on Old Sparta Road (KY 35) when the passenger side tires dropped off the roadway edge. For unknown reasons, the vehicle's passenger side tires dropped off the roadway edge. The driver then overcorrected causing the vehicle to overturn, ejecting both unrestrained occupants.
The driver, Robert Lenear (22 years old of Owenton) was taken to New Horizons Medical Center in Owenton for serious injuries. The passenger, Adam Neff (25 years old of Owenton), was pronounced dead at New Horizons Medical Center by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.
Trooper Dusty Corbin, an Accident Reconstructionist, leads the ongoing investigation. Assisting KSP at the scene were: Owen County Sheriff's office, Owen County EMS, Owen County Rescue, and the New Liberty Fire department.