On June 17, 2017 at about 6 a.m. the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 6400 block of State Road 56 North for a personal injury accident with entrapment.
For an unknown reason the driver, Nicholas “Cole” Burns 19 of Rising Sun, traveled off the opposite side of the roadway and struck a utility pole head on.
Burns had to be extricated by the Rising Sun Fire Department. Burns was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital by Air Methods in critical condition.
The investigation of the accident is ongoing.
The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rising Sun Police Department, Rising Sun Fire Department, Ohio County EMS, and KY 11 Air Methods.