Jessamine County

Glider crashes near elementary school in Jessamine County, killing man

A man died in Jessamine County Sunday when the glider that he was flying crashed, said Jessamine County Deputy Coroner Len Kirschbaum.

The accident that killed John Collins, of Nicholasville, 55, happened at 12:15 p.m. Sunday near Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School, off Wilmore Road in Jessamine County.

Michael Hughes, Jessamine County coroner, said Collins crashed into a dumpster behind the school and was probably killed instantly.

Hughes said Collins was flying a ultralight trike, which is a type of motorized hang glider steered by shifting weight.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: 859-231-3409, @vhspears

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