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News Release

Airplane Crash Results in Four Fatalities

Date of News Release: 11/13/2017


The identities of the deceased victims have been confirmed by the Barren County Coroner, and are as follows:

Scott T. Foster, 41, of Science Hill, KY
Kyle P. Stewart, 41, of Somerset, KY
Noah Foster, 15, of Science Hill, KY (biological son of Scott Foster)
Quinton D. Whitaker,40 , of Somerset, KY

Fountain Run, KY (November 12, 2017)- At 2:20 p.m, Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green was notified of an aircraft accident which had occurred near Bewleytown Road in the Fountain Run community of Barren County, after a single engine aircraft struck multiple tree tops in a wooded area. The Kentucky State Police and Federal Aviation Administration is now conducting a joint investigation.

A total of four individuals have been pronounced deceased from injuries sustained in the aircraft accident. Three occupants were pronounced deceased on scene by the Barren County Coroner’s Office, and a fourth was pronounced deceased by the Warren County Coroner after being transported to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green. The identities of the deceased have not been released and are pending positive identification and notification to family members.

Barren County Sheriff’s Deputies and Post 3 Troopers will remain on scene throughout the night to secure the perimeter, and are awaiting arrival of FAA Investigators.

The investigation is still ongoing. KSP Post 3 was assisted on scene by the Barren County Sheriff’s Department, Barren and Warren County Coroner’s Offices, Austin Tracy Volunteer Fire Department, Haywood Volunteer Fire Department, Barren/Metcalfe EMS, Barren County Emergency Management, Barren County Constable, and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. No other details are available for release at this time.