COLUMBIA, Ky. (WTVQ) – An 87-year-old Glens Fork woman was killed Thursday in a head-on crash in Adair County.
According to the Kentucky State Police, Mimi Bairstow was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision which was reported to troopers at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday on KY 92 about eight miles east of Columbia.
The KSP said the preliminary investigation revealed 26-year-old Michael Scott, of Columbia, was westbound on KY 92 in a 1995 GMC Sierra when it collided at the centerline with the 2006 Ford Explorer driven eastbound by Bairstow.
Scott was airlifted and transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington with life-threatening injuries.
A portion of KY 92 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.
KSP Post 15 was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Adair County EMS, Columbia/Adair County Fire Department, Kentucky State Highway Department, and the Adair County Coroner’s Office.
The collision is still under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins.