Columbia, KY (January 10, 2018) – During the month of December 2017, there were 17 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
There were five fatal collisions during the month of December in the Post 15 area.
Danny G. Helm, 71 years old of Adair Co KY was killed on 12/01/17 in Russell Co KY
Jimmie Bennett, 74 years old of Adair Co KY was killed on 12/14/17 in Adair Co KY
Dwight D. Banks, 60 years old of Russell Co KY was killed on 12/14/17 in Adair Co KY
Sue Wilson, 86 years old of Marion Co KY was killed on 12/20/17 in Marion Co KY
Donald Ray Carney, 67 years old of Washington Co KY was killed on 12/26/17 in Washington Co KY
This brings our yearly fatality count to 29 compared with 31 through this same period in 2016.
Statewide fatality count stands at 762 compared with 834 through this same period in 2016.
During the month of December 2017, there were 1414 citations written, 306 courtesy notices written, 1284 vehicles inspected, 719 complaints answered, 75 motorists assisted, 54 criminal cases opened and 219 criminal arrests made.