The Adair County Sheriffs Office investigated a single vehicle collision over the weekend involving a Barren County family that resulted in 3 medical helicopters being dispatched to the scene.
On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at approximately 1:20pmCT, Chief Deputy Brandon Hitch and Deputy Tracy McCarol were dispatched to the collision on the LBN Cumberland Parkway near mile marker 44. Upon arrival, deputies found 3 occupants entrapped and one occupant who had been ejected.
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2019 Nissan Rogue, operated by 47 year old William Graham of Glasgow, KY was traveling east on the Cumberland Parkway when he lost control and entered the median. The vehicle overturned several times with a 13-year-old juvenile, Julies Noto, being ejected. William Graham and two passengers, 35-year-old Mary Alice Noto and 11-year-old Bella Noto, were entrapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by mechanical means by the Columbia - Adair County Fire Department.
13 -year-old Noto was airlifted to the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Air Methods and PHI landed two additional helicopters at TJ Health Columbia where Mary Noto and Bella Noto were airlifted to the UK Hospital and to the University of Louisville Hospital. The driver, William Graham, was treated and released. All occupants were stabilized before flight by multiple EMS crews at the scene.
Deputy Tracy McCarol is leading the investigation and was assisted by Chief Deputy Brandon Hitch. In addition to the Adair County Sheriffs Office, other agencies responding include the Columbia Police Dept., Adair EMS, Columbia-Adair County Fire Department, PHI Air Medical, Air Methods Air Medical, and Adair County 911.