TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Metcalfe County Fatal Collision
Date of News Release: 03/31/2013
(Edmonton, Ky.) – Tpr. Logan Richardson is investigating a collision that occurred today at 11:25 AM CST, 2 miles east of Willow Shade on KY 90. 20-year-old Melena Hughes Capps of Tompkinsville was traveling east on KY 90 when she lost control of her vehicle in a curve and slid into the path of a westbound 2003 Chevy pickup. The pickup was operated by 57-year-old James Spera of New Castle, IN. Hughes was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Metcalfe County Coroner. Spera was wearing a seatbelt but was transported to Cumberland County Hospital where he was treated and released.