Adair County Deputy Tracy McCarol, Adair EMS, and the Columbia-Adair Fire Dept.responded to the pickup truck vs dump truck head-on collision this afternoon (Monday, June 20, 2022) that occurred approximately 4 miles south of Columbia on Hwy 55.
The preliminary investigation reveals that a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by 28-year-old Zachary Meece of Jamestown, KY crossed the center-line and struck a 1994 Ford truck, operated by 67-year-old Chester Taylor of Columbia. After the initial collision, Meece’s vehicle nearly struck another vehicle operated by 35-year-old Laura Keltner of Columbia. Keltner was able to avoid contact with Meece’s vehicle. Meece was entrapped in his auto and had to be freed by mechanical means by the Adair County Fire Department. Meece was transported to TJ Health Columbia helipad and airlifted to UK Hospital in Lexington.
The collision remains under investigation by Adair County Deputy Tracy McCarol.