On Thursday, at approximately 8:21 p.m., the Adair County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) responded to a vehicle-versus-motorcycle accident on Montpelier Road just before the Russell County line.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Patrick Loy, 32, of Columbia, along with passenger Cara Pemberton, 34, of Russell Springs was traveling toward Russell County on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Whitney Coe, 30, of Columbia was traveling from Russell County toward Columbia on Montpelier Road in a 2014 Ford Edge.
According to a press release from the ACSO, Loy attempted a left-hand turn with his motorcycle into old Montpelier road. As Coe’s vehicle neared the rise, she was unable to avoid the motorcycle that was in her lane making the turn, resulting in a head-on collision.
The operator and passenger of the motorcycle was treated on the scene by Adair County EMS for injuries. Loy was transported to T.J. Health of Columbia and then airlifted to the University of Louisville hospital.
The passenger was transported by private means to Russell County Hospital. Coe was uninjured.
Deputy Chandler Staten is continuing the investigation and was assisted on scene by Chief Deputy Brandon Hitch, Columbia-Adair County Fire, and Adair EMS.