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1 Critically Injured, 1 Arrested In Hit-Run Crash

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COLUMBIA, Ky. (LEX 18) — One man was in critical condition and another in jail following a hit-and-run crash Friday evening on Kentucky Highway 80 near Rutledge Road, police said.

Kentucky State Police say James Burris, 28, of Columbia was driving a 2000 Freightliner semi eastbound on KY-80 when he crossed into incoming traffic, striking a 2004 Ford driven by Danny Helm, 71, of Columbia.

Police say Helm, who was wearing a seat belt, was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was listed in critical condition.

Burris, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to T.J. Health Hospital in Columbia.

Police arrested Burris and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident. He was being held in the Adair County Jail.

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