Edmonton, Ky. (October 8, 2018) - Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating a 2-vehicle collision that occurred Saturday, October 6, 2018 at approximately 1:30pmCT on HWY 496 at the intersection of Cawthorn Cemetery Road located six miles east of Edmonton. Robert Coates, age 71 of Edmonton was traveling west on KY 496 in a 1975 Ford log truck when he crossed the center line striking a 2012 Chrysler van being operated by 38 year old Aaron Petranek of Edmonton. Petranek and his passengers Rebecca Petranek, age 12 and Emma Petranek age 10 were all wearing seat belts. Aaron Petranek was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Metcalfe County Coroner. His two passengers were transported to T.J Sampson hospital for minor injuries. Coates was air lifted to Vanderbilt hospital where he was later treated and released.
Trooper Warinner was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department, Metcalfe County Coroner’s office, Barren/Metcalfe County EMS, Metcalfe County and Summer Shade Fire Department.