On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at approximately 4:24 pm, Adair County 911 dispatched Deputy Derek Padgett to the intersection of KY 61 South and Wheeler Hill Rd. to a reported 2 vehicle collision with injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a semi-truck had stopped on KY 61 to make a left hand turn onto Wheeler Hill Rd., when a 2008 Kia, operated by Vonda Fudge of Columbia, was stopped in traffic behind the semi.
A 2015 Dodge Caravan operated by Lori Toppings, 52 of Columbia, was traveling South on KY 61 and was unable stop.
Topping’s automobile then struck Fudge’s vehicle in the rear.
Fudge and a passenger were transported to TJ Health Columbia by Adair EMS for non-life threatening injuries.
Topping and her passenger, a juvenile, were also transported to TJ Health Columbia by EMS for non-life threatening injuries.
Deputy Padgett was assisted on scene by Sheriff Josh Brockman, the Columbia Police Department, and Adair County EMS.