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Man airlifted after dump truck collision

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A Taylor county man was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital after a dump truck collision on Monday morning.

On June 6, around 8:10 a.m., Adair County 911 received a call of an overturned dump truck nine miles east of Columbia on Ky. 80. Deputy Gary Roy with the Adair County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene, along with Adair EMS and the Columbia-Adair Fire Department. 

A preliminary investigation shows that Christopher Anderson, 50, of Taylor County was traveling west on Ky. 80 in a 1992 international dump truck. The truck dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway. 

In an attempt to recover the truck, Anderson overcorrected and traveled back onto the highway and left the highway in the eastbound lane, overturning. He was treated on scene by Adair EMS and took to TJ Health of Columbia, where he was later airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

Deputy Gary Roy is continuing the investigation.

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