On Sunday afternoon at 4:06pmCT, Adair County 911 dispatched deputies to a 2-vehicle collision 2 miles north of Columbia on KY 55. 20-year-old Hailey White of Russell Springs, KY was traveling south on 55 when her 2007 Ford Fusion hydroplaned. The vehicle then entered the northbound lane of travel and was struck by 56-year-old Rayma Strunk, who was traveling north in a 2020 Kia Sorento. White's vehicle then spun around, struck an earth embankment, and overturned. Neither driver was injured.
Three passengers in Strunk’s vehicle, 28-year-old Rae Hughes, 9-year-old Callie Grigsby, and 17-year-old Houston Caldwell were treated at the scene by Adair EMS and transported to TJ Health Columbia for additional treatment.
The collision was investigated by K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin. He was assisted by Deputy Joey Keith. Other responding agencies include Adair County EMS, the Columbia-Adair County Fire Dept., and the Columbia Police Department.