Elliott County, KY (June 05, 2019) — On June 5th, 2019, Chad Sansom, 24 years of age, of Russell, Kentucky was Indicted in the Elliott Circuit Court for the charge of Murder following the completion of the investigation into this accident. On June 21st, 2019, Mr. Sansom was arrested buy Kentucky State Police and lodged into the Carter County Detention Center. Alcohol is a factor in this collision.
Elliott County, Ky. (May 19th, 2018) – On May 19th, 2018 at 4:43 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead was notified by Elliott County Dispatch of a two vehicle fatal collision on Kentucky Highway 7 in Bruin. Trooper Justin Reynolds, Elliott County Sheriff’s Office and Elliott County EMS responded to the scene. Chad Sansom, 23, of Russell was traveling south bound on KY 7 in a black 2015 Dodge pickup, when he crossed the center line and struck a gray 2014 Chevy Cruze driven by Marsha Harper, 50, of Olive Hill, who was traveling north. Mr. Sansom was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington for treatment. Ms. Harper was pronounced deceased at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Justin Reynolds.