On Friday, August 31st, 2018 Columbia Police investigated a 5 vehicle collision, resulting in multiple people being transported to the hospital for treatment.
The preliminary investigation by CPD Sgt. Junior Murphy shows that a 2003 F-250, pulling a trailer, was traveling North on the Columbia bypass.
The operator, Blake Milby of Mount Sherman, KY, experienced trailer brake failure as he was approaching the intersection and was unable to bring his vehicle and the trailer to a stop.
The F250 struck Unit 2, traveling North in a 2007 Ford Edge operated by Monica Janes of Columbia.
The Janes’ vehicle was propelled into intersection where it struck Unit 3, traveling South in a 2008 Chevy Malibu operated by 61 year old Beverly Burress of Elkorn, KY.
Unit 2 overturned upon impact with Unit 3.
Unit 1 then continued on and struck Unit 4, traveling South in a 2005 Ford F-250 with a boat in tow operated by 45 year old Stuart Secuskie of Louisville, KY.
Unit 4 struck Unit 5, traveling South in a 2017 Nissan Altima operated by 26 year old Rebecca Redmond of Columbia.
The operators of Unit 1, 2, and 3 were all treated on scene by Adair County EMS before being transported to TJ Health of Columbia.
The operator of Unit 2, Monica Janes, had to be extricated from her vehicle by the Columbia – Adair County Fire Department.
The investigation is ongoing by Sgt. Murphy and the Columbia Police Department.
Adair County EMS, Columbia Adair County Fire Department, and the Adair County Sheriff’s Department all assisted at the scene.