KSP Investigates Hwy. 127 Collision Resulting in the Death of an Adair County Man


(February 22, 2018) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle collision on US 127, 6 miles north on Russell Springs yesterday around 5:21p.m. CST that resulted in the death of an Adair County man.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 31 year-old James Spires of Columbia was operating a 1997 Toyota traveling north on US 127, when he crossed the center line into the path of a 2016 International Tractor-Trailer, being operated by 38 year-old Earl Luttrell of Russell Springs.

Luttrell was wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was not injured. James Spires was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Russell County Coroner’s Office.

Sergeant Randall Honeycutt is investigating and was assisted by Units from Kentucky State Police Post 15, the Russell County Sherriff’s and Fire Department.


Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores. Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.


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