Saturday Accident Injures Three

Saturday, August 8, 2020 – At approximately 5:30 p.m. MPD Officer Jeramy Thompson responded to a three-vehicle collision on North Main Street that resulted in serious injuries to three persons. The accident occurred between the Monticello Fire Department and Walgreen’s.


Noah Baker, 18, of Monticello, Renee Gayheart, 51, and Kate Heart, 75, both of Cincinnati, were all initially treated at the scene by Wayne County EMS personnel and then airlifted to the U.K. Medical Center for further treatment.


James & Lisa Powell of Monticello were in one of the vehicles involved but were not injured.


Officer Thompson’s investigation is continuing. He was assisted at the scene by Deputies Brent Rose and Jerry Meadows of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. The Monticello Fire Department and Wayne County Rescue Squad also responded for extrication of the injured, traffic control and to coordinate landing zones for three air-medical helicopters.