TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal Collision on KY 80 in Adair County
Date of News Release: 01/13/2012
(Adair County, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two vehicle collision that resulted in the death of one individual. The collision occurred at 3:09 PM on January 13, 2012 approximately 8 miles east of Columbia on KY 80. The investigation reveled that Travis Fair, of Columbia, was operating a 2000 Saturn when it crossed the center line and struck a 2009 Ford pickup, being operated by Daryl Flatt. As a result of the collision, Mr. Fair was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Adair County Coroner. Mr. Flatt and a passenger, Candi Flatt (both of Columbia), were transported to Westlake Regional Hospital where they were treated and released. All occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. Preliminary indications suggest the Mr. Fair was possibly texting at the time of the collision. It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor to the collision, however there is toxicology pending. The investigation in continuing by Trooper Saunders. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriffs Department, Adair County EMS, Adair County Rescue and the Adair County Coroner.