CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (July 24, 2023) – On July 24, 2023 at approximately 4:45 P.M. EST, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 Troopers responded to a single-vehicle injury collision involving an ATV on KY 744 (Newton Lane) in Taylor County.
The preliminary investigation revealed that James Hare, age 81 of Campbellsville, was traveling west on KY 744 on a Polaris ATV when he dropped off the westbound shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Hare overcorrected the ATV, entering back onto the roadway, and overturned the ATV in the roadway.
Mr. Hare was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital and later to the University of Kentucky Hospital with serious injuries. A juvenile passenger on Mr. Hare’s ATV was flown from the scene by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Hospital with serious injuries.
James Hare was charged with DUI 1st offense, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, and other traffic offenses. Mr. Hare was cited to appear in Taylor County District Court for these charges.
KSP Post 15 Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor County Fire and EMS, and Taylor County Rescue Squad. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Trey Binder.