Lincoln County Deputy Sim Thacker, who worked three vehicle accidents, two of them fatalities, Sunday morning said that alcohol was a contributing factor in two wrecks and possibly a factor in another. Thacker also speculated that rain that had passed through the area several times over the weekend might have increased the danger to drivers on Lincoln’s roads over the weekend, including the first wreck that he worked Sunday morning.
Bobby Bowman of Danville was traveling east on KY 78 heading towards Hustonville from Casey County around 2:15 when his vehicle left the highway and struck a tree. Thacker said that Bowman, who is suspected of driving under the influence, suffered head injuries and was transported by helicopter to UK’s Chandler Medical Center.
Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum said, that when the vehicle rolled, Denny was ejected from the vehicle and suffered massive blunt-force trauma and was killed. Marcum said that Denny was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Deputy Coroner John Profitt pronounced Denny dead at the scene at 3:55.
Monday, the coroner said that blood samples were sent to the AIT toxicology lab to determine Denny’s blood alcohol content and that he expected results back in seven to ten days, however, Thacker said that evidence gathered at the scene indicated that alcohol had played a role in the accident.
Deputy Ryan Kirkpatrick assisted Thacker at the scene.
Later that evening Thacker was summoned to the scene of what would become another fatal accident on Fall Lick Road. Around 3:40 a.m., Robert Hasson, 42, of Crab Orchard was riding a four-wheeler south on Fall Lick Road, heading toward KY 39. At the intersection of Fall Lick and Harmon’s Lick roads Hasson lost control of the four-wheeler and went over an embankment.
Hasson, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries. He was transported to UK’s Chandler Medical Center by helicopter and was later declared dead.
Thacker said that alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in this accident. Constable Delbert Mitchell assisted Thacker at the scene.
The first death of the weekend occurred Saturday morning. According to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office reports, Amy Adkins, 25, of Waynesburg, died as the result of a one vehicle accident on KY 39 near the Lincoln County line around 7:30 a.m.. Adkins was heading north on KY 39 toward Crab Orchard when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree.
Adkins’ passenger, Oliver Holcomb, 19, was taken to UK’s Chandler Medical center by helicopter and is recovering from injuries he sustained.
Both Adkins and Holcomb were wearing seatbelts and drugs or alcohol are not suspected to have contributed to the wreck whose cause has yet to be determined.
Alcohol contributing factor in Sunday fatality accidents
Three Lincoln vehicle deaths over the weekend