KSP October Activity Report

During the month of October, there were 21 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area, which includes Russell County.

There were five fatal collisions during the month:

Donald Sparks, age 66, of Bullitt County, was killed on October 2nd in Taylor County.

Paula Rainwater, age 45, of Taylor County was killed on October 1st in Taylor County.

Matthew Blake Burress, age 29, of Taylor County was killed on October 16th in Taylor County.

Darrell R. Stephens, age 52, of Metcalfe County was killed on October 12th in Metcalfe County.

Melissa M. Nelson, age 51, of Monroe County was killed on October 25 in Monroe County.

This brings the yearly fatality count to 22 compared with 26 through this same period in 2018.

The statewide fatality count stands at 621 compared with 613 through this same period last year.

During the month of October, there were 825 citations written, 201 courtesy notices written, 17 complaints answered, 125 motorists assisted, 46 criminal cases opened and 173 criminal arrests made.

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