Campbellsville man dies in two-vehicle collision

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He is the brother of Bradfordsville woman

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man is dead after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 68 Friday.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Richard Rakes, 56, of 3285 New Lebanon Road was traveling westbound on U.S. 68, six miles east of Campbellsville, at about 10:15 p.m.

The report states Rakes' 2005 Ford pickup collided with a 2005 Chevrolet traveling eastbound, driven by Doug Cox, 57, of Mannsville.

Witnesses at the scene told Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Newton that Rakes' vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane.

Rakes, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney. Rakes is the brother of Connie Rakes of Bradfordsville.

Cox was flown from the scene to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

Editor's note: Calen McKinney is a staff writer for the Central Kentucky News-Journal.