Whitesburg KY

Funeral held for wreck victim, 55

Funeral services were held Saturday for Georgia Ann Adams, 55, of Isom, who was killed January 5 when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was struck head-on on KY 15 in Knott County.

Adams died at the scene of the accident near Carr Creek Lake. The driver of the vehicle, 64-year-old Sandra Hammock of Whitesburg, was sent to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with serious injuries.

On January 5, 2021, at approximately 5:24 P.M, troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard responded to a two-vehicle collision on Cornett Hill at Sassafras in Knott County.

KSP said the initial investigation indicates that Sasha Halcomb, 32, of Whitesburg, was operating a 2020 Jeep Cherokee south on KY 15 when she crossed the center line into the northbound lane, colliding with a 2009 Toyota Tacoma driven by Hammock.

Adams, 55, was a passenger in Hammock’s vehicle and was pronounced dead on scene by the Knott County Coroner’s Office. Hammock was transported by ambulance to Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital and later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center to be treated for serious injury. The two were on their way to play bingo in Vicco and were less than two miles from their destination when the collision occurred.

Adams worked for Breeding Plumbing and Electric at Isom, and had been an election officer in the Isom precinct for many years. Hammock is the owner of Big Daddy’s Liquor Barn in Whitesburg.

Halcomb was transported to Whitesburg A.R.H. by private vehicle and was later released.

Toxicology results are pending at this time. This collision was reconstructed and is still under investigation by Detective Scott Caudill.

Mrs. Adams was the daughter of Betty Jo Taylor of Whitesburg. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Rulah Adams; a daughter, Whitney Lumpkins and husband Jarrod of Colson; a brother, Todd Adams and wife Traci of Frankfort; a grandchild, Jakobe; a special brother, James Allen; and niece and nephew, Jarrod Adams and Kadie Hope.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Isom Cemetery.

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