Two People Die in Head on Crash in Ballard County

Two people died in a head-on collision Wednesday on KY 286 in Ballard County. At 6 a.m., troopers responded to the crash near Myers Road. Officers said 20-year-old James Sanders of Russellville crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Cain Oswald of Flippin, Arkansas. Oswald was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ballard County Coroner’s Office. Sanders was transported to Baptist Health in Paducah and later airlifted to Clarksville, where he succumbed to his injuries. A passenger in Sanders’ vehicle, 19-year-old Alissa Downing of Lewisburg, was taken to Mercy Health Lourdes for treatment of her injuries.

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