PALMA, Ky. – The two drivers involved in a deadly early morning head-on collision have been identified.
According to Marshall County Sheriff’s Office director of operations David Maddox, deputies were dispatched to U.S. 68 near Palma, Ky. shortly before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning after a crash was reported. It was determined the vehicle driven by 47-year-old David Allen crossed the center line and struck the other car, driven by 20-year-old Austin Grugett head-on.
Sheriff Kevin Byers says both men were from Benton.
Austin Grugett was transported to Marshall County Hospital where he died of his injuries.
The second driver, David Allen, was transported to an Evansville, Indiana hospital. He too died of his injuries suffered in the crash.