TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Marion County Fatal Collision
Date of News Release: 08/12/2013
(Lebanon, KY.) -- Trooper Logan Richardson is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at approximately 7:09 PM EDT on KY 208. 28-year-old Joseph M. Spaulding of Lebanon was operating a 2002 Chevy Pickup, traveling east on KY 208 when he crossed the centerline and struck a 2012 Polaris Razor ATV. The Razor was operated by 40-year-old William J. Cecil of Finley, KY. Cecil was transported to Springview Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by the Marion County Coroner. A passenger on the ATV, 14-year-old Jonathan Cecil of Finley, was also belted and was transported by private vehicle to Springview Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Spaulding was not belted and was not injured. He was arrested at the scene and charged with DUI 1st with Aggravated Circumstances. Additional charges are pending. Tpr. Richardson was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Dept., Fire, EMS and Rescue.