Head on collision results in two deaths in Madison County


 The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred just before 4:00 p.m. today September 14, 2022, at the intersection of Lancaster Road (KY-52) and Malachi Drive in Madison County.

The initial investigation indicates a 2013 Ford Taurus operated by James Jackson, 74 years old of Berea, KY, was traveling east on KY-52, and crossed the center line colliding into a 2001 Mercury Sable operated by Matt Spaulding, 62 years old of Stanford, KY, traveling west.

As a result of the collision, James Jackson was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital, in Lexington where he was pronounced deceased by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office. Matt Spaulding was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner’s Office. A passenger in Spaulding’s vehicle was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper Neal Barnes. He was assisted at the scene by KSP personnel, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS, and Madison County Fire Department.

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