Williamsburg, Kentucky Man Killed in Collision on John Sims Highway in Lincoln County

STANFORD, KY – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reporting that KSP Post 7, Richmond was contacted just before 7:30 A.M. Saturday morning April 22, 2023, in reference to a two-vehicle collision on John Sims Highway in Lincoln County.

The initial investigation indicates a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Donnie Rains, 40, of Williamsburg, KY, was traveling north on John Sims Highway, crossed the center line, and collided head-on into the path of a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, traveling south, operated by Brett Smith, 46, of Crab Orchard, KY.

As a result of the collision, Donnie Rains, 40, of Williamsburg, was fatally injured and pronounced deceased on the scene by the Lincoln County Coroner, Farris Marcum.

Mr. Smith was transported to Ephraim Mcdowell Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The ongoing collision investigation is being conducted by Trooper Tyler Holt. He was assisted on the scene by Kentucky State Police personnel, Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Lincoln County EMS, Lincoln County Fire Department, and Lincoln County Coroner’s Office.

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