TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Edmonton Teenage Killed in a Collision on KY 551
Date of News Release: 09/06/2012
(Columbia, KY.) – Tpr. Bryan Shepard is investigating a collision that occurred on Thursday night, September 6 at 10:08 PM CST approximately 9 miles north of Columbia on KY 551. 18-year-old Caleb A Capps of Edmonton was traveling north on KY 551, operating a 2004 Chevy truck. The truck left the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned several times. Capps was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Adair County Coroner David Taylor.
A passenger, 18-year-old Jessica Mikel of Louisville, was flown from Westlake Regional Hospital to University of Kentucky hospital and is in stable condition. A passenger, 17-year-old Jessica Burba of Louisville was flown from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital and is listed in serious condition. A passenger, 18-year-old Antonio Simmons of Radcliff , was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured. Mikel and Burba were not wearing seatbelts. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.