Collision at Russell-Adair line sends two to hospital

A two-vehicle collision at the Russell County-Adair County line on Tuesday sent two people to the hospital.

The preliminary investigation by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office shows that 26-year-old Logan Russell of Russell Springs was traveling east on Highway 80 when he lost control of his 2014 Ford passenger car and entered into the westbound lane of traffic, striking a 2012 Mazda head-on that was being driven by 25-year-old Mark Hutchison of Columbia.

Hutchison was treated on scene by Adair EMS after he was extricated from the vehicle by the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department and was transported to Russell County Hospital.

Russell was treated on scene by Adair EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia where he was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

The accident is being investigated by Chief Deputy Brandon Hitch who was assisted by Sheriff Josh Brockman.

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