April 20, 2017
A two vehicle accident occurred Wednesday morning at approximately 9:45 am., five miles east of Columbia on Liberty Road. The accident resulted in a Pulaski County state road worker being air lifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.
A 2003 Ford F450 sign truck was traveling east on Highway 206 when it
stopped to install a road sign.
William Watson of 6625 Liberty Road,
Columbia, was operating a 1999 Jeep when his vehicle struck the Ford,
pinning a state transportation worker between the vehicles.
Twenty-two-year-old Preston Brainard was at the rear of the vehicle
preparing to install his equipment when Watson’s vehicle struck Brainard.
Brainard was treated on scene by the Adair County EMS and then transported
to TJ Health Columbia where he was then air lifted to University of
Watson was cited on the scene for operating a motor vehicle with no
Adair County Chief Deputy Aaron Rainwater and Adair County Sheriff
Harrison Moss investigated the collision and was assisted on scene by
Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Hale.