TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Russell County Fatal Collision
Date of News Release: 04/17/2014
(Russell Springs, KY) - Tpr. Kevin Roberts is investigating a collision that occurred today at approximately 5:38 AM CST on KY 80, 7 miles east of Russell Springs. 66-year-old Bacilio C. Salamanca of Russell Springs was operating a 2004 Pontiac when he pulled onto KY 80 from KY 76 and into the path of a 2008 Chevy pickup. The Chevy was operated by 52-year-old Scott D. Anderson of Somerset who was west bound.
Salamanca was not belted and was transported to Russell County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A passenger, 36-year-old Jose F. Otanendi of Russell Springs was not belted and pronounced dead at the scene. 25-year-old Jose Hernandez of Mannsville, Ky and 29-year-old Angel Solis of Russell Springs, were also not belted and were flown to University of Kentucky Hospital where they remain in critical condition.
Anderson was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released at Russell County Hospital.