Russell County man flown out following collision in Adair County

A Russell County man was flown out for injuries sustained in an auto collision Monday morning in Adair County.

According to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Zachary Meece was transported to TJ Health Columbia and then airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.

The collision occurred on KY 55 south, approximately four miles south of Columbia, when the 2008 Chevy pickup operated by Meece crossed the center line and struck a 1994 Ford dump truck operated by 67-year-old Chester Taylor of Columbia.

Meece was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated from the vehicle by the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department.

The collision remains under investigation by Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tracy McCarrol.


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