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LWC Mourns Death of Freshman Baseball Player | Lindsey Wilson

Freshman player killed in auto accident; two others injured.

Lindsey WilsonAn eighteen year old freshman basball player at Lindsey Wilson College was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Thursday night at 10:08 p.m.  Caleb A. Capps of Edmonton was pronounced dead at the scene by Adair County Deputy Coroner, David Taylor.

The crash happened on KY 551 in Adair County at 10:08 p.m., nine miles north of Columbia on KY 551, according to police reports.  Kentucky State Police Post in Columbia said Capps was the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck, which was traveling northbound when the vehicle struck a guardrail before overturning.  Capps was allegedly not wearing a seatbelt and ejected from the vehicle.

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LWC IF, Caleb Capps

Capps was an infielder for the Blue Raiders, listed as a right-handed hitter at 5-9, 150 lbs.  His high school career was played at nearby Metcalfe High School.

Three additional individuals were listed as passengers. Two of which were flown to separate hospitals.  Jessica Burba of Louisville, 17, was flown from the scene to the University of Louisville Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.

Jessica Mikel of Louisville, 18, was flown from a nearby regional hospital to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  She was listed in stable condition Friday morning.

Antonio Simmons, an 18 year old native of Radcliff, KY, was not injured.  Simmons was reported to be the only person in the vehicle wearing his seat belt.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributor to the accident.  An investigation continues by KHP at this time.


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