TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal Collision on Elkhorn Road in Adair County
Date of News Release: 01/04/2012
(Columbia, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Columbia is investigating a fatal collision that occurred 13 miles north of Columbia on Elkhorn Road at approximately 5:50 PM. Upon investigation it appeared that Jerry Giles, age 52 of Knifley, was operating a motorized wheelchair on KY 76 while under the influence and was struck by a 1997 Chevy pickup, being operated by Randel Gabehart, of Knifley. Mr. Giles was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Andy Olson, who was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriffs Department, Knifley Fire Department, and Adair County EMS.