UPDATE: Authorities release identities of three killed in U.S. 150 crash

Published 9:05 am Tuesday, January 9, 2018

This story has been updated. 

STANFORD – A collision on U.S. 150 has resulted in multiple fatalities, according to the Lincoln County Coroner’s Office.

Deputy Coroner Brian Jenkins confirmed three people are dead following the collision, which occurred just before 1 p.m. Monday on U.S. 150 East near Horton Cutoff Road.

As of 10:30 p.m., authorities have notified next of kin for each of the deceased individuals, Jenkins said.

Jenkins identified the three deceased individuals as Brendan Hays, Deric Coleman and Mickey Puumala, all of Crab Orchard.

Emergency responders were on scene at U.S. 150 East near Horton Cutoff Road, where the collision occurred, from about 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All traffic was rerouted as an accident reconstructionist worked on scene.

One person was transported from the scene to Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville. No details on the condition of the person transported have been released at this time.

Stanford Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit also responded to the scene.

This story is developing and will be updated as soon as more information is made available.